EU plans crackdown on online child sexual abuse
14 May 2022 | 8:47 am
The proposals would make it obligatory for companies operating in the EU to try to detect and report such cases, replacing a voluntary system that Brussels considers insufficient. Critics have raised privacy concerns.
Six days ahead of the final presidential vote in the eurozone's second largest economy, far-right French candidate Marine Le Pen has never been closer to the Élysée Palace, but her spectacular rise in the polls appears to be stagnating as incumbent Emmanuel Macron steps up his campaign. FRANCE 24's Maya-Anaïs Yataghène delves into the latest April Surprise. Plus, just days before the run-off, Paris prosecutors are studying a report by the EU fraud agency accusing Le Pen of misusing public funds while serving in the European Parliament.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the bloc "will continue" providing military support to Ukraine, while taking care not to become a "belligerent" in the conflict. Speaking to Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson, Borrell added that he expects the EU to eventually impose a total ban on imports of Russian oil in a bid to reduce the Kremlin's ability to finance its war in Ukraine.
As per the Digital Services Act (DSA), tech giants such as Facebook and Google will be expected to moderate illegal content on their platforms. It's the second part of the bloc's project seeking to rein in tech giants.
The European Union agreed on new regulations that require social media companies and online marketplaces to remove illegal content. Advertisement targeting minors will also be banned.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is in New Delhi for her first official visit. She is set to hold talks on climate change, trade and security.
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The European Court of Justice has dismissed "the action brought by Poland" against an EU copyright directive. Warsaw argued the 2019 directive violated freedoms of expression and raised concerns about "upload filters."
Russian energy giant Gazprom said it would halt gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria, raising concerns that Moscow could use energy supplies as blackmail over the conflict in Ukraine.
Experts are calling on the EU to take a stance on Vietnam's rights record amid new trade talks.
Saudi government bulldozes poor Jeddah neighbourhoods, and an online tool shares Ukrainian siren alerts
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