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US asks tech giants to take action against posts encouraging 'violence'

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The Donald Trump administration has asked Google, Apple, Twitter and Facebook to remove posts and tweets that encourage breaking curfew, toppling statues or committing violent acts.

According to a report in The Washington Post on Friday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has sent letters to tech companies, saying they helped facilitate "burglary, arson, aggravated assault, rioting, looting and defacing public property".

"In light of the violence, looting, and vandalism that marred many of the protests throughout the country, and in light of the role social media may have played in organizing this unlawful conduct, I am asking you to

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First Published: Jun 27 2020 | 12:40 PM IST

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