Under draft regulations expected next month, tech giants like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter could face financial penalties for failing to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of its posting. “We cannot afford to relax or become complacent in the face of such a shadowy and destructive phenomenon,” EU’s security commissioner Julian King said. Currently, there are voluntary guidelines calling for platforms to quickly take down such incitement, but officials have “not seen enough progress,” King said. To become law, the rules require approval from the European Parliament and a majority of EU countries.

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