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Addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online [EU Legislation in Progress]

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.

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Written by Katrien Luyten (3rd edition, updated on 15.7.2021),

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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 self-regulation, in September 2018 the Commission proposed a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online through the removal of such content within one hour of being posted.

While the Council rapidly reached a position on the proposal, the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position in April 2019. Following the European elections, and the appointment of a new rapporteur, interinstitutional trilogue negotiations on the proposal began in autumn 2019. The trilogue meetings were delayed several times, because of the coronavirus pandemic among other reasons. After a new series of terrorist attacks hit Europe in autumn 2020, Parliament and Council reached political agreement on 10 December 2020. The most contentious issues related to the cross-border effect of withdrawal orders and to the use of automated filters to detect terrorist content online. After the Council adopted the text on 16 March 2021, Parliament adopted it in plenary on 28 April. The Regulation entered into force on 6 June and will apply as of 7 June 2022.

Complete version

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
12.9.2018
Rapporteur:

Patryk Jaki (ECR, Poland)

2018/0331(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs: Javier Zarzalejos (EPP, Spain)
Marina Kaljurand (S&D, Estonia)
Maite Pagazaurtundúa (Renew, Spain)
Jean-Paul Garraud (ID, France)
Patrick Breyer (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Cornelia Ernst (The Left, Germany)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Procedure completed. Regulation (EU) 2021/784
OJ L 172, 17.5.2021, pp. 79-109


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  • Dissamination of Terrorist in Eurozone? Prior to taking the Subject of TERRORISTS? from EUROZONE-Should Productions of WEAPENS, Arsenals and Related Products within Eurozone must be brought under Control and Sale should be PROHIBITED to CONFLICTS COUNTRIES or Semi War Areas All Sales of Products should be Registed Prior to Departure from the Production Countries within EUROZONES, Theirbei Observation can be held, that the Wrong address to Deliver, instead to the Registerd Buyers?to avoid. Also Wrong Deklarations on Board of Schiff, Aeroplänes and other types of Logistics, should be PANALISED to those who use of such Tricks to sell their Products under EU ZONES? Unless otherweis, the total DEBATE is only a Show, having no worthiness and Wästing the time and >Money? Such matters should be COMPULSARYLY INFORMED OVER ALL MEDIAS Prior to its Departures of Destinations, thereby Private Agencies can too make Observences that, it does not go in the Wrong hands than, that Declared before Leaving from Production Centers? There are Many ways of Delivering WEAPENS, which we have Learnd from the past Activities of WEAPEN DEALINGS. despite that, if the EU cannot bring under one roof of control, than the Sens of Debating can only be as Waste?.

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