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Facebook briefed UK govt on counter-terrorism effort

May has lobbied fellow G7 nations, European allies to strengthen regulation of technology companies

Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg 

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg briefed UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd on the social network’s counter-terrorism efforts, the company said in an emailed statement describing the meeting as “constructive”. In the wake of a string of terrorist attacks in the UK, the government has faulted Facebook and other social media companies for not doing enough to prevent terrorists from using their platforms for online recruitment and propaganda. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has lobbied fellow Group of Seven nations and European allies to strengthen regulation ...

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First Published: Sun, June 25 2017. 01:47 IST