Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Sign Anti-Hate Speech Agreement
Is this the end of self-expression? If you express yourself by inciting violence against people of particular races, genders, or national origins, maybe: That's what's prohibited by the new European Commission-backed code of conduct that some global tech leaders have just signed. It's a reversal from the laissez-faire policies companies like Twitter have historically espoused when it comes to abuse and harassment. But some free speech advocacy groups are outraged, and EU watchdogs are investigating reports that they were shut out of the negotiating process.