UK and France to crack down on social media radicalisation

Written by June 14, 2017 10:54

New Delhi: The leaders of France and Britain have announced an anti-terror action plan to crack down on radicalisation through social media.

After talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Paris yesterday, French President Emmanuel Macron said both countries agreed that social networking sites were not doing enough to stamp out terror propaganda.

The British Prime Minister said she and French President agreed that more should be done to tackle the terrorist threat online. She said the British and French campaign was aimed to ensure the internet cannot be used to host the radicalising material that leads to so much harm.

Britain was rocked by a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester on May 22nd, which killed 22 people. France has been a constant target for terrorist attacks since 2015, with more than 230 people killed.