After the murder of David Amess: London threatens Facebook and Co with penalties

After the murder of David Amess: London threatens Facebook and Co with penalties
After the murder of David Amess: London threatens Facebook and Co with penalties

Saturday 23 October 2021

After the murder of David Amess
London threatens Facebook and Co. with penalties

Internet radicalization debate is gathering pace following the murder of British MP David Amess. The perpetrator is said to have radicalized himself on the net. Now the British government is putting pressure on social networks.

In the fight against hatred on the Internet, the British government wants to make social networks more accountable. “Social media companies have to release data much faster and remove the content themselves quickly,” wrote British culture minister Nadine Dorries in the “Daily Mail”. In addition, a planned law is to prohibit algorithms from spreading hate content.

“If social media companies fail to meet these obligations, they face a financial blow.” The British regulatory authority should be able to impose fines amounting to ten percent of the respective worldwide sales of the company.

The internet hatred and radicalization debate has flared up after the deadly attack on British MP David Amess in the UK. Because the alleged perpetrator is said to have radicalized himself online. The head of Twitter UK told the BBC that the announced penalties pose an “almost existential threat”. The requirements urgently need to be specified.

Conservative David Amess was stabbed to death by an assailant during a public consultation in his constituency in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. The 25-year-old was arrested on site immediately after the crime, the police arrested the suspect and seized a knife.

Hundreds of people remembered the 69-year-old victim at a lights vigil in Leigh-on-Sea. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also deeply affected by the fatal attack on the 69-year-old party friend. Everyone’s hearts are filled with “shock and sadness,” said Johnson. Amess was one of the “most lovable and friendliest people in politics”. Opposition leader Keir Starmer of the Labor Party wrote on Twitter: “Terrible and deeply shocking news. Think of David and his family and his co-workers.”

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