Tech firms may face new legal liability as PM and Macron target extreme content – BT

Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter could be fined if they fail to remove extremist propaganda and terrorist material under proposals agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron.

Speaking ahead of a visit to Mr Macron in Paris on Tuesday in the wake of a series of jihadi attacks in Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge, Mrs May said she and the president were determined to ensure the internet could not be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals.


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