East StratCom disinformation claim:

Western social media giants will launch a joint effort to completely restrict the freedom of speech, as they will step up against hate speech and terrorism.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 6. December 2016

Debunk claim:

The agreement the article talks about is about creating a database of online terrorist content. The tech giants will continue to use their own rules for filtering out such content, thus the basic restrictions on free speech will stay as they are currently. Furthermore, countering hate speech and terrorist content does not constitute a restriction on the freedom of speech.

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Political Capital Institute in Disinformation Review issue 51. The item is located at row number 44 in the report.

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