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Technology firms must do more on extremism: World Economic Forum

The study from the Swiss nonprofit organisation adds to a chorus of calls for Silicon Valley to stem the spread of violent material from Islamic State militants

David Ingram | Reuters  |  Washington 

US technology firms such as Facebook and Twitter should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The study from the Swiss nonprofit organisation adds to a chorus of calls for Silicon Valley to stem the spread of violent material from Islamic State militants and the use of their services by alleged Russian propagandists. Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet’s Google will go under the microscope of US lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday when their general ...

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First Published: Tue, October 31 2017. 03:09 IST
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