On March 8, 2018, the government of Sri Lanka ordered ISPs to temporarily block access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram "because they were spreading hate speeches and amplifying them" as violent protests occurred in the country, according to a government spokesperson.
Read more at I&J Retrospect...
On March 8, 2018, it was reported that the new German government was looking to revise NetzDG, the law passed in June 2017 and enforced since October 1, 2017, which requires companies to remove "obviously illegal" hate speech content within 24 hours of posting or face a fine up to 50 million euros....
On March 7, 2018, the Council of Europe adopted a Recommendation on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries, calling on states to ensure respect of human rights and rule of law in the digital environment.
Read more at I&J Retrospect.
The Council of Europe today adopted policy guidelines addressed to its 47 member states on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries such as search engines and social media. Read more at the Council of Europe.
On April 5, the Maastricht University will hold the event "Fundamental Rights Protection Online: The Future Regulation of Intermediaries.
Check it on the Maastritcht University website.