YouTube is the newest giant platform to face EU scrutiny relating to the warfare in Israel

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European Commissioner Thierry Breton despatched a letter to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai reminding him of the corporate’s obligations underneath the EU’s Digital Companies Act (DSA) as a big on-line platform to maintain unlawful content material and disinformation from being shared on YouTube surrounding Israel’s warfare with Hamas.

“Following the terrorist assaults carried out by Hamas in opposition to Israel, we’re seeing a surge of unlawful content material and disinformation being disseminated within the EU through sure platforms,” Breton wrote. He added that YouTube has an obligation to guard kids and youths within the EU from violent content material on the platform, should promptly take motion in response to notices from the EU, and have “proportionate and efficient mitigation measures in place”…

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