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By Sheetal Sukhija | Wednesday January 25, 2018
May addresses Davos: Tech firms warned over terror content
LONDON, U.K. - In her address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May repeated her warning to social media firms and tech giants of dealing with extremist content on their networks. Asking investors to put pressure on tech giants to deal with terrorism content on social networks, May said investors should consider the social impact of the firms they invest in. She stressed that social networks need to stop providing a platform for terror, extremism and child abuse and that ultimately such content needs to be "removed automatically.” May said, "These companies simply cannot stand by while their platforms are used to facilitate child abuse, modern slavery or the spreading of terrorist and extremist content.” She added, “Earlier this month, a group of shareholders demanded that Facebook and Twitter disclose more information about sexual harassment, fake news, hate speech and other forms of abuse that take place on the companies' platforms. Investors can make a big difference here by ensuring trust and safety issues are being properly considered. And I urge them to do so." Further, the U.K. prime minister is also urging the stalwarts of the tech industry to work together with start-ups to deal with the issue, as smaller platforms....Read More