Thursday, 25 May 2017

PM to urge action over online extremist content after Manchester attack



Theresa May is to call on world leaders to step up pressure on internet companies to rid the web of extremist material in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.
 
The Prime Minister will tell the G7 group of leading industrial nations that the threat from Islamic State is evolving from the battlefield to the internet, as she accuses tech companies of not doing enough to remove harmful online material.


Mrs May will say that internet giants - the likes of Facebook, Google, Twitter - have a social responsibility to do more to remove harmful content from their websites, including videos promoting hate, violence and terrorist activity.


The Prime Minister, who made prosperity and security in a digital age one of her five priorities on the Tory manifesto, will urge her G7 counterparts to support a global industry-led forum to agree new standards for removing extremist material from the web and reporting those posting such items.




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