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EU flags blown by wind in front of the European Commission Headquarters, also know as the Berlaymont building, on March 16, 2016 in Brussels. (Photo: roibu/Shutterstock.com)
SAN FRANCISCO—The European Commission is ramping up pressure on tech companies to more aggressively use automated filtering to scrub “illegal” content from the internet, a move that is drawing criticism from some lawyers and free speech activists in Silicon Valley.