Social media heads needs to wipe extremism: Sajid Javid
LONDON: Britain’s Interior Minister Sajid Javid said that social media firms should take action to stop extremism on their channels after Friday’s shootings at two mosques.
“You really need to do more YouTube, Google, Facebook and Twitter to stop violent extremism being promoted on your platforms,” Javid wrote on Twitter. “Take some ownership. Enough is enough.”
Online accounts linked to gun attacks had in recent days circulated white supremacist imagery and extreme right-wing messages celebrating violence against Muslims.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube said that they would take down content involving mass shootings which were posted online as attack unfolded.