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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 »

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 »

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 '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 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 - Telegraph.co.uk

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 »

Put online giants in the dock over extremism, say MPs: Google, Facebook and Twitter accused of shameful behaviour ... - Daily Mail

Social media firms that refuse to remove extremist or abusive content should face criminal charges, MPs said yesterday. Google, Facebook and Twitter were accused of shameful and indefensible behaviour in failing to take down vicious material even after ...and more »

Will Facebook ever win the fight against illegal content? - GeekReply (press release) (blog)

In 2004 Mark Zuckerberg changed the world of networking forever. Because, on February 4th 2004, he founded Facebook. After initially being available only to users within the US, the site went global in 2005. While the company has remained based in ...and more »