Social Media: Counter-terrorism

Home Office written question – answered on 4th April 2017.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent (a) meetings or (b) discussions she has had with people who understand the necessary hashtags.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with Facebook on its co-operation in counter-terrorism activity.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

This Government is committed to taking robust action to tackle radicalisation online, counter the poisonous ideology promoted by extremists, and remove harmful terrorist related material from the internet.

We have developed strong relationships with social media and internet companies in countering terrorism and extremism online. We are working closely with these companies to ensure that harmful content is swiftly removed from their platforms, and to ensure terrorists have no safe spaces to operate online. We meet with them regularly at both Ministerial and official level.

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