Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

European Union considers fining tech companies over extremist content

European Union considers fining tech companies over extremist content

Juncker was addressing the European Parliament in his last State of the Union speech, calling more a more ambitious and united Europe.

And he'll poke global locations to present up their national vetoes in some areas of worldwide policy.

In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Commission president said that when united, the EU was a force to be reckoned with.

"And the shift in the nature of the attacks - so we have got more locals self radicalised - just underlines again the importance of tackling all the different ways in which people become radicalised".

"I am convinced that we also have to make progress on other agreements and have a continent-to-continent partnership between equal partnerships, and move towards a free trade agreement", he said.

I have been working with various parties for many years to implement these changes and I am glad to see that they are going one step further today.

Juncker noted that one of the jewels in Europe's crown - the passport-free Schengen travel area - is under threat due to barriers and tougher border ID checks being imposed by some countries. Brussels and the member states remained united and determined to resist British ideas they fear would let it keep some benefits of the European Union single market while avoiding the costs. "Patriotism is a virtue". Google and Facebook both said they have invested heavily in using artificial intelligence tools to flag potential terrorist content, and at times to remove it automatically-particularly in the case of content that had been previously removed.

"I am not suggesting that we are on the verge of a similar catastrophe in Europe".

The president of the Commission believes that the time is "critical" while the worldwide context has become more unpredictable with an american president Donald Trump who preaches protectionism and did not hesitate to withdraw from global agreements. Particularly, the amended proposal for the reinforcement of the EU Asylum Agency, aims to ensure that Member States can rely on full EU Operational Support at all times. Where they now exist, they must be removed. "Ad-hoc solutions are not adequate, we need more solidarity and it must be organised". "Thanks to the European Union efforts under the Juncker Commission, the Paris Agreement on climate change was signed and the deal with Iran was struck", Zlatev commented.

Africa does not need charity, it needs true and fair partnership. This Alliance, as we envision it, would help create up to 10 million jobs in Africa in the next 5 years alone. "We want to create a framework that brings new investment to Africa".

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