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Remove ‘terror content’ within an hour, EU tells web firms

BRUSSELS: Online platforms should take down "terrorist content" within an hour of it being reported, the EU said Thursday in new recommendations to internet companies to stem the flow of harmful content on the web. Brussels is looking for ways to combat online extremism amid growing alarm about the use of sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter as forums to radicalise and recruit, especially by the Islamic State group. The European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, has already signed up a group of US internet…