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Facebook and YouTube face tough new laws on extremist and explicit video

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In wake of objectionable videos of murders, rapes and assaults, Europe proposes new rules and fines to force social media firms to tackle online video Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are facing tough new pan-European laws, forcing them to remove hate speech and sexually explicit videos or face steep fines. European Union ministers approved proposals from the European Commission on Tuesday, which seek to tackle the rise in objectionable videos posted to social media platforms.
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