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The EU Is Closer to Making Facebook, Twitter, and Google Regulate Hate Speech

European Union ministers approved plans on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google’s YouTube tackle hate speech on their platforms, the first legislation at EU level on the issue. 223 more words

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EU Fines Facebook $122 Million For 'Misleading Information' in Its WhatsApp Deal

European Union antitrust regulators fined Facebook $122 million on Thursday for giving misleading information during a vetting of its deal to acquire messaging service WhatsApp in 2014. 262 more words

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Europe's Top Court Is Debating the 'Right to Be Forgotten' After Google Refused Requests

The “right to be forgotten”—or stopping certain web search results from appearing under searches for people’s names—will be debated at the European Union’s top court after Alphabet’s Google refused requests from four individuals. 455 more words

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SWITZERLAND – Government Invokes “Safeguard Clause” to Impose Quota on Residence Permits for Bulgarian and Romanian Nationals

  • From 1 June 2017, nationals of Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2) will be subject to a new annual quota of 996 long-term B permits, released quarterly.
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European Court of Justice to Review Copyright Infringement Case Involving Google

A court in Berlin on Tuesday referred to the European Court of Justice a dispute in which German publishers want search engine providers such as Google to pay them for displaying parts of their newspaper articles online. 221 more words

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Now Comes the Hard Part for Emmanuel Macron: Changing France

Of all the tasks facing Emmanuel Macron, persuading the French to reject Marine Le Pen as president in Sunday’s run-off was probably the easiest. The hard part comes now, as the realities of governing pile up. 787 more words

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5 Things to Know About Emmanuel Macron's Election Victory in France

Europe can finally breathe out.

Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker with Rothschild who briefly served as Francois Hollande’s economy minister, has been elected president of France for the next five years. 807 more words

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