UK web firms will be told to block terror sites and pornography

Internet and telecom companies will be ordered by the Government to block “harmful” content such as extremist material and pornography in the wake of the Woolwich terrorist attack and killing of five-year-old April Jones.Maria Miller, the Culture Secretary, has summoned the bosses of companies such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook to a summit in two weeks at which she will demand much closer industry-wide co-operation to prevent the uploading, downloading and sharing of harmful material. The agenda will include illegal porn, images of child abuse, material that could incite religious or racial hatred and so-called “suicide websites.”
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/web-firms-will-be-told-to-block-terror-sites-and-pornography-8646545.htmlAlso see:Maria Miller demands talks with big internet firms on web pornography
The culture secretary, Maria Miller, has summoned the big internet companies to discuss the proliferation of, and easy access to, pornographic and politically extremist content on the web.Miller has invited companies, including Google and Facebook, to a meeting on 17 June to hear what they are doing to police harmful content and to push for a co-ordinated approach.

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