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A Democratic Dénouement? The EU vs Terrorist Content Online | Um desfecho democrático? A União Europeia vs conteúdo terrorista online
Robinson, Gavin mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Law Research Unit >]
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Special Issue: Future Visions for a Democratic Internet
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[en] This paper explores the manifold aspects of the draft Terrorist Content Online (‘TCO’)
Regulation which are of clear import for the democratic future of the internet insofar as
they will reshape the boundaries of what is acceptable behavior online and set out tools
and procedures for deciding what must be (potentially, pre-emptively) excised from the
exchanges taking place there. The piece places particular emphasis on the proposal’s
ramifications for legal certainty and freedom of expression in cyberspace. In doing so, it
aims to raise the most salient policy concerns, legal difficulties and technological quandaries
which ripple out from the EU legislator’s laudable goal of tackling violent and terrorist
content online. The article is structured as follows: after a discussion of the foundational
concept of “terrorist content” which applies across the board in the draft text (II), we
distinguish its headline provisions tightening up service providers’ compliance with orders
to remove or disable access to terrorist content (III) from those aspects of the proposal
which aim to responsibilise providers to act unassisted against terrorist content, including
through the hotly-debated use of proactive measures (IV). A few concluding remarks on the
future direction of this live file are offered to close (V).

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