Governments: providers must get ‘hate content’ fast offline – update




European governments, including the Netherlands, are concerned about use of the Internet by extremists. Providers should remove hateful and terrorist material quickly, said the government in a statement following the attacks in Paris

Ivo Opstelten In the statement , signed by a large number of European governments, as well as Canada and the United States, authorities say that the Internet should not be ‘misused’ for hateful and violent material. Internet must admittedly a forum for free speech ‘are, but in line with the law, the statement reads.

Behalf of the Netherlands was the Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice present at the drafting of the declaration. Governments came together in response to the attacks in Paris, including the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The authorities say that “Internet service providers” to ensure that hatred and terrorist material be removed. It is unclear whether the authors of the statement thereby aims at hosting providers, or ISPs should establish blockades. It is not known whether governments have plans for new legal measures; Ministry of Security and Justice was about unavailable for comment.

Continue writing the governments that a European system should be the names of airline passengers were saved. There should also be information exchanged as Europeans left the borders of the European Union. Finally, the authorities want to be better cooperation against the smuggling of illegal weapons.

Immediately after the attack on Charlie Hebdo all voices were heard for stricter measures against extremism. So said Peter Cobelens, former head of military intelligence DISS, opposite RTL that the Dutch privacy rules hinder the work of the intelligence services. Minister Opstelten said opposite NOS that proposals must be accelerated entered against terror, including a proposal for jihadists to take away the Dutch nationality.

Update, 13:29: The Netherlands will not introduce new measures, let the Ministry of Security and Justice know. Instead, the NCTb companies ‘account for their verantwoordleijkheid’ to remove jihadist content. Also distributors of jihadist and hate messages addressed to the Internet. To this end, the police get a new team that tracks such statements and makes arrangements with Internet about blocking propaganda.

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