Facebook wants to be ‘hostile’ to terrorists

Facebook says she wants her platform to be “hostile” to terrorists after the London strike has left at least seven people this weekend.

Simon Milner, Director of Company Policy, released a widely-announced statement on Sunday that the social media platform is “aggressively” to remove terrorists’ content.
“We want Facebook to become a hostile environment for terrorists,” he said.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has previously called for closer regulation of the Internet and said on Sunday that terrorists should abandon the digital tools they use to communicate and plan their attacks.

“We can not afford this ideology the safe space it needs to breed,” said May. “That’s exactly what the Internet and large companies providing Internet services provide.”

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He can also say that a democratic government has to regulate cyberspace and adds that “we have to do everything we can at home to limit the risks of online extremism.”
Technological societies are increasingly under pressure in Europe because they deal with threats and manifestations of hatred.

And Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Facebook (FB, Tech30), Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) and many other services have created encrypted channels that can protect communications from law enforcement.

Milner said on Sunday that Facebook warns the authorities if it means preventing a terrorist attack.

“If we find out that there has been an emergency that is about an imminent threat to the safety of someone, we draw attention to law enforcement,” he said in his statement.

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Nick Pickles, head of the public order department in Britain in the United States, also defended his company on Sunday and told CNNMoney in his statement that “the content of terrorism does not have a place on Twitter.”

He added that the company “will never stop working” to prevent events such as the terrorist attack in London from happening again.

At least seven people were killed and 48 were injured Saturday night in London when three men carried a pedestrian van on the London Bridge. They then stumbled into nearby bars and restaurants.

The attack took place less than two weeks after 22 people were killed in another terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

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