The Snapchat messaging application is seen on a phone screen August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo
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Snapchat has agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of U.S. internet giants to combat hate speech and online extremism, EU officials said on Monday.Snapchat, a multi-media messaging app, joins Instagram and the Google+ social network as well as founding participants YouTube, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook in a "code of conduct" to look at suspicious content within 24 hours and remove it.The European Commission, the executive arm of the 28-nation EU, said at the time that IT firms removed 70 percent of the illegal speech notified to them in the few months before January.
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