Speaking after a meeting with Nordic countries in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly stated that the remaining 27 EU countries want to find a "practical solution" and avoid disclosing a carefully mediated Brexit deal agreed upon with the British government last year. … [Read more...] about Germany’s Merkel Says EU Will Weigh ‘Practical Solutions’ for Irish Border Impasse
Eu wide code of practice on disinformation
“As we also witness new threats and actors the time is ripe to go further and propose new measures. The platforms need to become more accountable and transparent. They need to open up and provide better access to data, among others,” Jourova said. … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google, Twitter urged by EU to do more against fake news
“These can be grouped in four broad categories: inconsistent and incomplete application of the code across platforms and member states, lack of uniform definitions, existence of several gaps in the coverage of the code commitments, and limitations intrinsic to the self-regulatory nature of the code,” the report reads, according to Reuters. … [Read more...] about EU urges tech giants to ‘go further’ in fight against disinformation: report
“Our ultimate goal is to eliminate hate on TikTok. We recognise that this may seem an insurmountable challenge as the world is increasingly polarised, but we believe that this shouldn’t stop us from trying,” TikTok’s head of trust and safety for EMEA Cormac Keenan said in a statement. … [Read more...] about TikTok to join EU code of conduct against hate speech
That idea is anathema to the Visegrád Four – Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia – which have refused to take in asylum seekers under any EU plan and want no more discussion of such schemes. Austria, which will soon hold the EU’s rotating presidency and also has a far-right party in government, wants a “coalition of the willing” to step up. It has drafted radical plans to force most refugees to file asylum applications outside the EU. … [Read more...] about EU migration crisis: what are the key issues?