Tech giant Google has announced to open a centre in order to tackle harmful online content.
The world’s most popular search engine, along with other U.S. tech giants, has drawn criticism because of the spread of illegal and harmful content via their platforms, triggering calls for more regulatory action.
The 27-country European Union has taken new tough rules to curb their powers and protect smaller rivals for removing harmful content from their platforms.
The proposed rules are expected to come into force in the next two years.
The Google Safety Engineering Center at Google’s European headquarters will focus on content responsibility and is the first in the world for the company, the company’s Director of Trust said.
“The new Dublin centre will be a regional hub for Google experts working to tackle the spread of illegal and harmful content and a place where we can share this work with policymakers, researchers, and regulators,” she said.
She added it would help everyone understand work with “trusted flaggers” and the way incidents are tackled whose staff will work from home for as long as lockdown restrictions require.