Report: Google, Facebook, and Twitter are ‘the lifeblood of Daesh’
According to a new report released by the UK Home Affairs Select Committee, bigwig US tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter have become the "recruiting platforms for terrorism."
Accusing the US tech giants of “consciously failing” to stop terrorists from using their websites for promoting terrorism, the committee said in the report that the companies do not deliberately stop the use of their sites for spread of terrorist propaganda because they fear that such a move would “damage their brands.”
The committee has accused Google, Facebook, and Twitter of merely "passing the buck" when it comes to the use of their websites for promotion of terrorism and recruitment of extremists.
To elaborate its point, the committee has drawn attention to the fact that, in spite of persistent requests by the police, Twitter and Google-owned YouTube refused to take down the posts by hate preacher Anjem Choudary, who was convicted of supporting Isis last week.
With the report asserting that YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter have become “the vehicle of choice in spreading propaganda and the recruiting platforms for terrorism”, the committee’s chairman Labour MP Keith Vaz described the three platforms as “the lifeblood of Daesh.”
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