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Can social media prevent the next terrorist attack?


If terrorists can recruit on social media, they can be stopped too – this is the current government discussion.

Without an official law in place, social media organisations have already been cracking down on extremist behaviour, blocking beheadings and unsightly footage where possible.

But now, government officials supposedly want to introduce a new law which would require social media organisations to report every single risky piece of content published.

The social media ‘big boys’ including Facebook and Twitter aren’t so keen (it seems) to encourage this legislation.

The technical organisations are apparently concerned that if this law is enforced and they miss a tweet / post / comment / image / video etc. that could have helped law officials stop a fatal attack, their necks would be on the line.

So, what do you think, should there be an official law in place? Tweet us @harveyandhugo

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