France gives online firms one hour to pull 'terrorist' content

Found on BBC News on Monday, 18 May 2020
Browse Censorship

The new rules apply to all websites, whether large or small. But there are concerns that only internet giants such as Facebook and Google actually have the resources to remove content as quickly as required.

"Except the big companies, nobody can afford to have a 24/7 watch to remove the content when requested," a spokesman for the group said. "Hence, they will have to rely on censorship before receiving a request from the police."

That is pretty much the end for open forums managed by hobbyists or small groups of people. Or maybe this is just the desired outcome so there are just a few left so managing what can be said gets easier.