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France to force Web giants to delete some illicit content within the hour

by Rahul Chauhan
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Social networks and other online content providers will have to remove pedophile and terrorism-related content from their platform within an hour, or they will be fined as much as four percent of their worldwide revenues under a new French law passed Wednesday.

For other “clearly illicit” content, companies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat have 24 hours to remove it, according to the law, which also establishes a specialist digital prosecutor in the courts and a government unit to observe hate speech online.

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