YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter sign EU code of conduct to curb online hate speech

08:47 PM | 31 May, 2016
YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter sign EU code of conduct to curb online hate speech
BRUSSELS (Web Desk) - The European Union has finalized an online “code of conduct” aiming to curb online hate speech in collaboration with a number of social media and tech giants.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft participated in the initiative which is concerned by the increasing trend of hate speech and xenophobia on the internet, particularly across Europe.

The clauses in the code, however, are not legally binding on these media and tech companies. Most of it policies are also already covered by existing EU legislation.

One novel clause requires the immediate reviewing of hateful, xenophobic or racism comments. The signatory companies will be required to review the notification within 24 hours and take quick action.

“Recent terror attacks have reminded us of the urgent need to address illegal online hate speech,” said Vĕra Jourová the EU commissioner for justice while speaking to The Guardian.

“Social media is unfortunately one of the tools that terrorist groups use to radicalize young people and racists use to spread violence and hatred,” she added.

The code of conduct represents the first major attempt to determine how technology firms should respond to hate speech online.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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