It was part of an overwhelming loss for the party he represented, UKIP.
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was the latest target.
Lawmakers exempted non-commercial and smaller platforms from the directive, but opponents of the law still worry that it will lead to greater censorship on the internet.
Massive backlash drives the controversial measure back to the drawing board
It might soon be easier for Europeans to fix their own electronics.
Last week, Iratxe García made it clear she has no time for old Polish men telling the European Parliament that women "are weaker, smaller, and less intelligent."
Lawmakers said Britain, France and other EU governments should no longer sell weapons to a country accused of targeting civilians in Yemen.
The case of the imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, who was awarded the European Union's top human rights award this month, was just one of many that made headlines in 2015 and provoked a debate about the importance of free speech.
Jason Leopold and Kaj Larsen joined 'On The Line' to take your questions about their recent documentary, 'The Italian Job.'