By  on March 1, 2018

LONDON — The European Commission has reinforced its position regarding illegal content online in a set of recommendations announced in Brussels on Thursday. The commission wants online platforms to crack down on what they sell, publish, showcase or promote and has laid out a set of operational measures that apply to all forms of illegal content, ranging from counterfeit product sales to copyright infringement.

The commission said platforms need to redouble their efforts to take illegal content off the web more quickly, adding that the spread of illegal content online undermines the trust of citizens on the Internet and poses security threats. The operational guidelines will become a ruling if not voluntarily followed.

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