Rein in social media to defend democracy from hate, EU is advised | World

The European Union is not immune to the “threat to democracy” triggered by Donald Trump and must “curb” the Internet to prevent the spread of conspiracy theories and misinformation, said Ursula von der Leyen today.

The President of the European Commission hailed Joe Biden’s inauguration as a “new beginning” for transatlantic relations and warned US Internet companies that a new era of regulation was imminent. Ms. Von der Leyen, a former German defense minister, told MPs that “a sense of relief should not lead us to illusions”.

“While Donald Trump’s presidency may be history, his movement will not,” she said. “More than 70 million Americans voted for him in the elections. A few days ago several hundred

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