This Government takes seriously the issue of online illegal content on social media platforms.
Our Police Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit (CTIRU) regularly refers online terrorist and extremist content that breaches social media companies terms and conditions for removal. So far they have secured the removal of over 250,000 pieces of terrorist content since February 2010. CTIRU have developed relationships with over 300 online platforms, and are a YouTube trusted flagger.
The National Crime Agency Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command (CEOP) also has Trusted Flagger status with YouTube, and has similar arrangements with a number of other social media providers.