In the wake of the London terrorist attack, Facebook's Director of Policy Simon Milner told Reuters the company aiming to ensure it doesn't give terrorists easy access to its platform.
- "We want Facebook to be a hostile environment for terrorists..."
- Twitter also said it is expanding the use of technology "as part of a systematic approach to removing this type of content."
- The statements come after British Prime Minister Teresa May called out internet companies Sunday for providing "the safe space" terrorists ideology "needs to breed."
Why it matters: Internet giants have come under increasing pressure in Europe to censor and take action against violent content and hate speech on their platforms. A recent evaluation found that companies are removing an increasing share of flagged hate speech a year after major platforms agreed to follow a voluntary code of conduct in the European Union.