YouTube Set To Be Hit By New EU Laws

YouTube is set to be hit by strict new EU laws, which would force it to remove extreme videos. In proposed new laws, the EU has ruled that the website must remove hateful, sexually explicit and other “objectionable” videos, or face large fines. The laws still need to be accepted by the European Parliament before they come into effect, but if approved, they would be the first EU-level laws against online hate speech. This is part of a plan to remove country-specific online video laws, and replace them with EU-wide rules for governing online content. The proposal is part of a wider set of laws, which will also include the requirement that services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime need to include a certain percentage of European-produced content within their libraries.