Monday August 29, 2016

Internet Giants 'Consciously Failing' To Tackle Extremism On The Web

The UK parliament claims that Google, Facebook and Twitter are all "consciously failing" on terrorism. The Home Affairs Committee points out that even though Facebook claims a billion users, it only has a team of a few hundred handling terrorist reports and that Twitter "does not even proactively report extremist content to law enforcement agencies."

The Home Affairs Committee says that social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are "consciously failing" to combat the use of their sites to promote terrorism and killings, in its report published following an inquiry that has lasted 12 months, and included visits to Glasgow, Bradford and Europol. The Committee says these networks have become "the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism".