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In the aftermath of the London attack, Facebook, Google, and Twitter have insisted that they already work closely with the UK government to flush out the sharing of extremist content—as fresh calls to crack down on the Internet and end-to-end crypto once again surfaced following a terror atrocity.
It comes after prime minister Theresa May said on Sunday that terrorist ideology has a “safe space” online, and—on a day when campaigning for the general election was supposedly suspended—she trotted out many of the political pledges in the Tory manifesto, just 12 hours after the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market took place.
Chief among those vows that are likely to worry tech firms, some of which offer services that come loaded with end-to-end encryption, was the PM’s call for the regulation of “cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist terrorism planning.”
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