French lawmakers endorsed a measure on Thursday to force tech businesses such as Facebook and Google to remove content deemed as “hate speech” by the French government, reported previously today by Associate press
The provision was enacted by the French Parliament’s lower house on Thursday, which is part of a bigger internet regulation bill. It would generate a 24-hour deadline for social networks if it were to be fully approved to remove hate speech from their platforms once it is flagged. The bill will migrate to the upper chamber of the body, its Senate, for debate, according to the New York Times.
The language included in the measure requires businesses, to remove any material that incites or promotes hateful violence or discrimination based on one’s race or faith, also child pornography will be flagged. If the platforms do not remove the content in that timeframe, they may face a fine of up to € 1.25 million.