News 15 may — 12:42

May to call for curbs on internet terror


UK Prime Minister Theresa May will call for governments and technology companies to work together to prevent terrorist material being shared online, BBC reports.

Mrs May will speak at a Paris summit on online extremism, called after the Christchurch mosque attacks in March.

The gunman live-streamed the attacks in New Zealand, where 51 people died.

Mrs May said the fact that Facebook had to remove 1.5 million copies of the video was "a stark reminder that we need to do more".

Speaking ahead of the summit, the prime minister said the tactic of live-streaming attacks "exposed gaps in our response and the need to keep pace with rapidly changing technological developments".

She said: "My message to governments and internet companies in Paris will be that we must work together and harness our combined technical abilities to stop any sharing of hateful content of this kind."

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