Websites Proclaim Their Commitment to Fighting Terrorism
Following the most recent terrorist attacks in London, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that extremism had found a "safe space" online and called for greater regulation on Web companies. She said, “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the Internet and the big companies that provide Internet-based services provide."
Now leading Web companies are responding with messages that explain the steps they take to prevent terrorists from using their platforms. Facebook said, “Using a combination of technology and human review, we work aggressively to remove terrorist content from our platform as soon as we become aware of it—and if we become aware of an emergency involving imminent harm to someone's safety, we notify law enforcement.”
Twitter said, "Terrorist content has no place on Twitter.” And Google said, “We employ thousands of people and invest hundreds of millions of pounds to fight abuse on our platforms and ensure we are part of the solution to addressing these challenges.”