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Should Social Media Platforms Lose Legal Protection?

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference in Downing Street on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, in…

The decision by social media giants to police more content, along with banning U.S. President Donald Trump and some of his supporters from posting, is intensifying a debate in Europe over how to regulate platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

The hotly contested debate has mostly focused on whether governments should intervene to censor and curtail freedom of speech, or whether they should protect opinion from being blocked or scrubbed by the social media giants, however offensive the views. 

But a growing number of European leaders sees a third way to reduce fake news, hate speech, disinformation and poisonous personal attacks — details ⇒

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