Tech firms could do more to tackle extremism – but so could politicians

The stark warning that more online jihadist propaganda is accessed from Britain than anywhere else in Europe provides more evidence on the eve of a New York summit between Theresa May and the tech giants that governments are not winning the battle against online extremism.

With evidence of more than 100 “how to make a bomb” manuals and recruitment videos posted online in an average week, the report from the Policy Exchange thinktank calling for tough new penalties, including swingeing fines, on the web giants makes for sober reading.

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