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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft remove 70% of content reported to them as illegal hate speech within 24 hours. Since 2016, the four tech giants have committed to combatting the spread of such content in Europe through a code of conduct initiated by the European Commission. The code is voluntary and does not give governments the right to take down content. Today Instagram and Google+ announced they will join in.
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Bulgarian Art from the Collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On the occasion of Bulgaria’s EU Presidency, the Embassy of Bulgaria in London and the 12 Star Gallery present an exhibition of 20th century Bulgarian art, predominantly from the collection of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The exhibition will showcase works by leading Bulgarian painters, figurative and abstract, stretching over a time period that covers the last 50 years. These will include: David...
- 09/01/2018 to 19/01/2018
She was a Polish Social Worker in Warsaw during World War Two and is an iconic figure of righteousness and resistance who coordinated a network of rescuers that enabled many hundreds of Jewish children to escape the horrors of the Warsaw Ghetto. She was recognised by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations in 1965. To mark the tenth anniversary of her death, 2018 has been officially designated in Poland 'The Year of Irena Sendler'.
- 24/01/2018 to 02/02/2018