For the better part of a year,  the European Commission has been in an ongoing war of words with several of the world's main social media platforms due to several companies - including Facebook, Google, and Twitter - who have been relatively slow to react to the online publication of hate speech and material that promotes violence.

The lingering tension that has existed between European watchdogs and most of the world's online platforms received a much-needed injection of goodwill on February...

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