UK and France propose fining Facebook and Twitter if extreme material left online

Failing to remove extremist propaganda and terrorist material from social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter could see the Silicon Valley giants facing hefty fines under proposals agreed on by British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron. Speaking ahead of a visit to Paris on Tuesday and following the UK suffering its third terrorist attack in four months, May said she and Macron were determined to ensure the internet could not be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals.

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