Regulation (EU) 2021/784 of the European Parliament on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online

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Published date: April 29, 2021

Region: Europe

Legislation status: Legislation in force

Subject tag: Terrorism and violent extremism

This Regulation aims to ensure the smooth functioning of the digital single market in an open and democratic society, by addressing the misuse of hosting services for terrorist purposes and contributing to public security across the Union. The functioning of the digital single market should be improved by reinforcing legal certainty for hosting service providers and users’ trust in the online environment, as well as by strengthening safeguards to the freedom of expression, including the freedom to receive and impart information and ideas in an open and democratic society and the freedom and pluralism of the media.
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