French minister meets with Google, Facebook, Twitter with aim of removing terror from web

The French interior minister said Friday he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it. “We emphasized that when an investigation is underway we don’t want to go through the usual government to government channels, which can take so long,” said French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve after a meeting with representatives from the US tech giants. “It’s important to have full cooperation and quick reaction” he added. Cazeneuve’s one-day visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley comes weeks after terrorist attacks by three gunmen in Paris left 17 people dead.



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