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U.K. Urges Facebook, Google to Tackle Terrorist Propaganda

  • Home Secretary Amber Rudd also met with Microsoft, Twitter
  • Tech companies pledge forum to respond to terrorist content
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U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd urged social media and technology companies to do more to identify and eliminate terrorist content from the internet, after a meeting in London with officials from Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter.

“We focused on the issue of access to terrorist propaganda online and the very real and evolving threat it poses,” Rudd said in an emailed statement after the meeting late Thursday. “I said I wanted to see this tackled head-on.”