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    EU to Work With Web Providers to Remove Terrorism-Related Content

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    Interior ministers of 11 EU nations decide that more cooperation with Internet service providers is needed to quickly detect and remove dangerous terrorism-related content from the Internet at a meeting on Sunday.

    PARIS, January 11 (Sputnik) — EU members' cooperation with Internet service providers must be increased in order to detect and remove terrorism-related content more rapidly, interior ministers of 11 EU nations and US Attorney General Eric Holder decided during a meeting on Sunday.

    "We stressed the need for closer cooperation with the Internet companies to ensure notification and removing of inappropriate content, containing, in particular, the appeals for terrorism, violence and hatred," French Interoir Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told the press after the meeting.

    The propositions are to be discussed at the February 12 EU Security Summit and at another event, expected to be hosted by US President Barack Obama, on February 18.

    The interior ministers' meeting was organized by French authorities in the wake of a series of terror attacks that have shaken the country.

    On Wednesday, two men, later identified as brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, killed 12 people and injured 11 in the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo magazine, known for its satirical approach towards Islam. Amedy Coulibaly, a gunman, believed to be linked with the Charlie Hebdo attackers, killed four hostages in a Paris kosher shop on Friday, and is also suspected of shooting a police officer dead in the suburb of Montrouge in Paris the day before. All three attackers have been killed by the police.

    On Sunday, a footage, apparently showing Coulibaly pledging allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, was posted online. The video, entitled "Soldier of the Caliphate", shows Coulibaly standing in front of an IS flag, calling for carrying out attacks similar to the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

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