Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to immediately remove “extremist propaganda” when French authorities alert them to it.
France has asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove extremist propaganda when authorities alert them to it, the French interior minister has said.
Bernard Cazeneuve told journalists that he had made the request to the giant internet firms during a one-day visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley on Friday.
“We emphasised that when an investigation is under way we don’t want to go through the usual government to government channels, which can take so long,” said the interior minister after a meeting with representatives from the US tech giants.
I am not sure this will help at all, and frankly I can’t see it being successful. Driving it underground into the dark corners of the web will not eradicate the issue.