Tuesday

7th Jul 2020

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Facebook bans white nationalist content

Facebook announced on Wednesday it would start enforcing a ban on support for white nationalism and separatism from next week. The ban comes less than two months before European elections in May, when some 350 million European citizens will have the right to go to the polls. People searching for certain terms on Facebook and Instagram will be directed to a website founded by former violent extremists.

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Agenda

Budget talks shift gear This WEEK

European Council president Charles Michel is expected to present his compromise proposal on the EU's long-term budget and the recovery fund to national capitals in the second half of the week.

Facial-recognition moratorium back on EU agenda

Members of the committee on civil liberties widely supported a moratorium on facial recognition for law enforcement purposes, just after the EU data watchdog backed earlier this week the ban on this technology in public spaces.

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