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Pope demands big tech do more to tackle porn

Pope Francis has called on Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google, among others, to step up efforts to remove child pornography from the Internet. He also said it is too easy for youngsters to access indecent material.

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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.
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