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Social media firms must face heavy fines over extremist content – MPs - The Guardian

YouTube, which is owned by Google, has come under fire for failing to prevent paid adverts from appearing next to extremist videos. Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP. Social media companies are putting profit before safety and should face fines of tens of ...and more »

Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content - BBC News

Social media firms are "shamefully far" from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report. Hate speech, terror recruitment videos and sexual images of children all took too long to be removed, said the Home Affairs Select ...and more »

MPs accuse Google of profiting from terrorist videos on YouTube - The Independent

MPs have accused social media giants of a "shameful" failure to tackle online terrorist propaganda and hate speech. A hard-hitting report accused major firms of putting more effort into protecting their profits than keeping the public safe online ...and more »

Social media firms should face fines for hate speech failures, urge UK MPs - TechCrunch

Social media giants Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have once again been accused of taking a “laissez-faire approach” to moderating hate speech content on their platforms. This follows a stepping up of political rhetoric against social platforms in ...and more »

Fine social media over hate speech, say MPs - Financial Times

Social media companies that fail to remove illegal content or hate speech should be subject to government fines, say MPs who accuse Google, Twitter and Facebook of “putting profit before safety”. An investigation by the Commons home affairs committee ...and more »

Social Media Companies Are Finally Held To Account For Their Inaction On Removing Illegal, Extremist And Hate ... - HuffPost UK

As the founder of the anti-Muslim hate monitoring and support service, Tell MAMA, the report of the Home Affairs Select Committee on social media companies and their inaction to remove extremist and illegal material is a breath of fresh air and a ...and more »

Loadsamoney: UK mulls fining Facebook, Twitter, Google for not washing away filth, terror vids - The Register

Updated An influential panel of UK MPs have proposed fining the likes of Facebook, Google and Twitter if they fail to remove illegal content within a certain timeframe. Parliament's Home Affairs Committee published a report on Monday that was highly ...and more »

Social media giants including Facebook, Twitter and Google "shamefully far" from stopping online hate say MPs - City A.M.

Some of the world's biggest technology companies have been heavily criticised in a report by MPs who say the social media giants are "shamefully far from taking sufficient action". The Home Affairs Select Committee report highlights failures by the ...and more »

Social media companies need to do more to police harmful content on their platforms - The Independent

The Home Affairs Select Committee has not held back in its criticisms of social media firms over their failure to remove abusive and extremist content from the internet. The big beasts of the social media world – Twitter, Facebook and YouTube – were ...and more »

Social media giants should be forced to pay for policing social media, report backed by Amber Rudd claims -

Social media firms may be forced to pay for the cost of policing digital crimes and fined if they do not quickly censor illegal posts, under plans unveiled by an influential Parliamentary committee today. The Home Affairs select committee says that the ...and more »