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[ NNSquad ] EU plan to voluntarily remove "terrorist content" finally concludes

EU plan to voluntarily remove "terrorist content" finally concludes

http://j.mp/Xl9e6I  (ars technica)

   "During the last two years, CleanIT, the European Commission-funded
    project group to "reduce terrorist use of the Internet," has met on a
    regular basis trying to come up with a set of voluntary general
    principles to achieve that vague goal. Earlier this month, the group
    published its "final report," in which it called for a "flag this as
    terrorism" content button in your browser ... Again and again,
    participants seemed to present an untenable position: they would
    respect existing European human rights and freedom of expression laws
    but at the same time would assure that "illegal" terrorism websites
    would disappear from the European Internet ... Now that the project's
    funding has run out, will it continue? Will Europeans start seeing
    terrorism-warning buttons built directly into their browsers? It still
    seems highly unlikely."

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I suspect a "flag this content as an inane government proposal" browser
button would be rather more useful.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info
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