Social media giants ‘shamefully far’ from tackling illegal content – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs said the government should consider making the sites pay to help patrol what parties post

Social media conglomerates are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous material, adds a parliamentary report.

Hate speech, fear recruitment videos and sexual idols of children all took too long to be removed, said the Home Thing Select Committee report.

It called for a review of UK laws and stronger enforcement around illegal cloth.

And the government should consider making the sites pay to help patrol what parties post, it said.

The cross-party committee took indication from Facebook, Twitter and Google, the mother company of YouTube, for its report.