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Terrorist content online: Tackling online terrorist propaganda [EU Legislation in Progress][Policy Podcast]

Written by François Théron (1st edition),

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Dissemination of terrorist content is one of the most widespread and most dangerous forms of misuse of online services in the field of internal security. In line with the 2015 European agenda on security and taking into account the impact of this propaganda on the radicalisation, recruitment and training of terrorists, the European Commission launched a voluntary system for tackling terrorism online, based on guidelines and recommendations. However, given the limitations of the method, on 12 September 2018 the Commission then adopted a proposal for a regulation preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online. While the Council rapidly reached a position on the proposal, in December 2018, the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position in April 2019. Following the European elections, interinstitutional trilogue negotiations then began in autumn 2019, with a new rapporteur.


Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online
Committee responsible: Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) COM(2018) 640
Rapporteurs: Patryk Jaki (ECR, Poland) 2018/0331(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs: Javier Zarzalejos (EPP, Spain)
Marina Kaljurand (S&D, Estonia)
Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL, Germany)
Patrick Breyer (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Conclusion of trilogue negotiations

Listen to policy podcast ‘Tackling online terrorist propaganda‘ on YouTube.



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