Europe has to monitor hate speech and illegal content on social media more closely

New rules will require social media networks in the European Union to more closely monitor hate speech and other illegal content posted on their platforms.

AYESHA RASCOE, HOST:

European lawmakers are targeting Big Tech like never before. The EU recently advanced rules that would force companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to crack down on misinformation and hate speech or face multibillion-dollar fines. NPR tech reporter Bobby Allyn joins us to explain what the new law does and how it could eventually change how everyone uses social media. Good morning, Bobby.

BOBBY ALLYN, BYLINE: Hey, Ayesha.

RASCOE: So this is called the

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