EU urges internet companies to do more to remove extremist content

Internet groups such as Facebook, Google’s YouTube and Twitter need to do more to stem the proliferation of extremist content on their platforms, the European Commission said after a meeting on Wednesday.

Social media companies have significantly boosted their resources to take down violent and extremist content as soon as possible in response to growing political pressure from European governments, particularly those hit by militant attacks in recent years.

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EU pushes tech firms to crack down on extremist content
The European Union (EU) wants major internet firms to do more to keep “terrorist content” off their platforms.

Julian King, the EU's security commissioner, said Wednesday that while tech firms like Google, Twitter and Facebook are adding resources toward cracking down on such content, he believes they still need to do more.

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