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European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson listens to a question during an online news conference with European Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life Margaritas Schinas at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, July 24, 2020. The European Commission unveiled plans Friday to create a European center to prevent child sexual abuse amid a spike in mistreatment in recent years and during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)

EU unveils plans to step up fight against child sexual abuse

Jul. 24, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worried by an alarming spike in child sexual abuse before and during the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union's executive arm unveiled plans Friday for a center devoted to preventing the mistreatment of children and for legislation requiring online platforms to report child pornography....

FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill in Washington. On Thursday, June 23, 2020, the Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a sanction against the Infowars host over an angry outburst on his web show against an attorney for relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Court upholds Alex Jones sanctions in Sandy Hook case

Jul. 23, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a sanction against Infowars host Alex Jones over an angry outburst on his web show against an attorney for relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, who are suing him for defamation. The court issued a 7-0...

Italian police smash nationwide child pornography ring

Jul. 4, 2020 6:05 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have broken up a child pornography ring involving sharing of illicit material, including photos of newborns, via an instant messaging platform. Police on Saturday said the crackdown involved dozens of search warrants and led to the arrests of three people for allegedly...

FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 file photo, German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht speaks during a press conference in Berlin, Germany. German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht said Wednesday July 1, 2020, it's planning to toughen child sex abuse and child pornography laws, a move that comes after authorities uncovered a vast online child abuse network last year. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

Germany plans to toughen child abuse laws

Jul. 1, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it's planning to toughen child sex abuse and child pornography laws, a move that comes after authorities uncovered a vast online child abuse network last year. German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht said she wants to improve the protection of children...

Judge rules South Dakota prison porn policy is too broad

Jun. 30, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a South Dakota corrections policy that bans prisoners from possessing nude pictures that aren't sexually explicit is unconstitutional. Judge Larry Piersol, in an opinion finalized Monday, said the policy that also bans written works that contain sexual...

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Administration seeking to roll back tech company protections

Jun. 17, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department proposed Wednesday that Congress roll back long-held legal protections for online platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, putting down a legislative marker in President Donald Trump’s drive against the social media giants. The proposed changes would...

FILE - This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. A tech-focused civil liberties group on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that seeks to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed in late May, could allow more lawsuits against internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for what their users post, tweet and stream. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Administration seeking rollbacks on tech company protections

Jun. 17, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is proposing that Congress roll back legal protections for online platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter that generally could not be held legally responsible for what people post on the sites. The proposed changes to Section 230 of a major telecommunication...