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Recode Daily: EU warns social media giants to crack down on hate speech

The voluntary code of conduct may not be enough.

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The EUs executive branch warned U.S. social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to step up their efforts against hate speech or face new laws forcing them to take action. — [Foo Yun Chee / Reuters]

Googles search algorithm has its own hate speech problem, as evidenced by the autocomplete suggestions to questions like "Are Jews ..." or "Are women ..." — [Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian]

Donald Trump fired off his customary volley of angry weekend tweets, threatening 35 percent tariffs on companies that offshore jobs, sniping at China for taking offense at his contact with Taiwan’s president and taking yet another shot at “Saturday Night Live.” — [Ylan Q. Mui / Washington Post]

Apple may not be building its own self-driving car, but it confirmed its interest in the technology, urging U.S. regulators to treat established manufacturers and new entrants equally and endorsing data sharing among companies. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Microsoft and Google veteran Vic Gundotra, now CEO of consumer heart monitor startup AliveCor, says in the next five years, all doctors will be using machine-learning systems in their practice. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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