Background: The European Union agreed on new digital regulations on Saturday to force tech giants to moderate content on their platforms more aggressively. Tech companies will need to implement new procedures for taking down illegal material like hate speech.
The war for censorship: The European Union’s new measures mark an increase in state censorship powers. Whereas governments have previously pressured tech giants to censor, the Europe Union is turning that pressure into formal state power.
Promoted by Obama and Clinton: Recently, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have made public statements supporting the new measures; they believe in strict online censorship but understand that our government can't make that happen.
Benefiting America: The Europe Union’s regulations are helpful for the American establishment—Europe will be able to force platforms to censor what the U.S. government cannot.