UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

The UK Prime Minister is exercising the annual G7 summit of seven of “the worlds” major industrialized democraciesto push for more to be done aboutonline bigotry, including co-ordinating on ways to troop social media platformsto be more pro-active about removing and reporting fanatical material to authorities.

Theresa May is chairing a counter-terrorism hearing at the G7 summit today in Sicily, meeting with the leaders of the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and representatives ofthe European Union.

Its a drumher own Home Secretary has been slamming at homein recent months. And just the latest instance of the government thumbscrews being applied to social mediagiants.

In Germany in April, for example, the governmental forces backed proposals to levy a penalty of up to 50 million on social media firmsthat fail to promptly remove illegal abhor discussion from their platforms.

Before departing from the summit yesterday the BBC reported Mayplanned tolead a discussion with her fellow world leaders on how working in conjunction to prevent the plotting of terrorist attacks online and to halt the spread of repugnant fanatical dogma on social media.

According toThe Guardian, sheis expected totell her G7 copies that the fightagainst ISIS is changing from the battleground to the Internet, and to urge them to co-operate to obligation stricter rules onsocial media companies.

Specifically, the newspaper saidMay will press forsocial media firms to đŸ˜› TAGEND

develop tools that could automatically identify and remove hazardous textile based on what it contains and who posted it

tell the authorities when hazardous textile is distinguished so that activity can be taken

review surroundings and industry recommendations to offset them absolutely clear about what constitutes hazardous textile