By the Blouin News Technology staff

Can four tech companies help curb hate speech in Europe?

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YouTube logo. (Source: Global Panorama/flickr)

YouTube logo. (Source: Global Panorama/flickr)

A fresh code of conduct for American social network companies in Europe is riling up free speech groups around the world. On Tuesday, the European Commission announced that it brokered an agreement with U.S. tech firms to help combat the dissemination of hate speech. Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Microsoft have all promised to review reports of illegal hate speech across their platforms within 24 hours. If the reports are substantiated, the companies promise to remove or disable the speech in question…

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