Amber Rudd will tell forum including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that they share responsibility for tackling terrorism

Amber Rudd will urge social media companies to do more to remove online terrorist content during a series of meetings with tech giants including Twitter and Facebook, after a sharp increase in the number of plots foiled in the UK. The home secretary will warn that extremists have exploited web platforms as way of spreading their “hateful messages” when she attends the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism in Silicon Valley.

Theresa May had previously warned that the fight against Islamic State was shifting from the “battlefield to the internet” when she attended the G7 meeting in Sicily in the wake of the Manchester terror attack. World leaders called on internet service providers to “substantially increase” their efforts to crackdown on extremist content.

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