Jun 5, 2017

London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row

Technology companies have defended their handling of extremist content following the London terror attack. Google, which owns Youtube, along with Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, and Twitter were among the tech companies already facing pressure to tackle extremist content. Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said tech companies needed to tackle extremist content, in a similar way to how they had removed indecent images of children. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday that tech firms needed to take down extremist content and limit the amount of end-to-end encryption that terrorists can use. The company will speak out, as it often has, against any attempts from authorities to compel tech firms to give them a so-called "Back door" into their systems.

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