Social media firms must face heavy fines over extremist content – MPs

Social media companies are putting profit before safety and should face fines of tens of millions of pounds for failing to remove extremist and hate crime material promptly from their websites, MPs have said.

The largest and richest technology firms are “shamefully far” from taking action to tackle illegal and dangerous content, according to a report by the Commons home affairs committee.

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TWAFA Comment:  This seems eminently reasonable. Many of the social media firms mentioned in this report, make huge profits and should take some responsibility for the content of their platforms.

(C) TWAFA May 2017