British Lawmakers Say Social Media Firms Ignoring Terrorist Threats

Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc. are deliberately shirking responsibility in the fight against Islamic State and other terrorist groups, an influential committee of British lawmakers said in a report, reigniting a war of words over the role social media plays in radicalization. “Huge corporations like Google, Facebook and Twitter, with their billion-dollar incomes, are consciously failing to tackle this threat and passing the buck by hiding behind their supranational legal status, despite knowing that their sites are being used by the instigators of terror,” said lawmaker Keith Vaz, a member of the opposition Labour Party, who heads the committee.