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

An inquiry by the Commons home affairs committee condemns technology companies for failing to tackle hate speech. Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent. @owenbowcott. Mon 1 May 2017 01.01 EDT First published on Sun 30 Apr 2017 19.01 EDT.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 »

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 »

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

'One of the world's largest companies has profited from hatred and has allowed itself to be a platform from which extremists have generated revenue'. David Hughes; Sunday 30 April 2017 23:00 ...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 »

Social media giants' failure to remove illegal content 'a disgrace' as MPs call for heavy fines - Business Insider

MPs are calling on the Government to introduce heavy fines for social media giants who fail to remove illegal or extremist content online. The Home Affairs Select Committee of MPs said in a report that "many websites are 'shamefully far' from tackling ...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 giants fail to tackle hatred, say MPs - The Times

Google, Twitter and Facebook have shamefully failed to tackle terrorism, violence and hatred online, MPs say. The social media giants are labelled a disgrace in a report that accuses them of ignoring pleas to remove illegal and dangerous content ...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 »