19 Dec 2017

Social media bosses quizzed on abusive content

Senior executives from Twitter, Facebook and Google have been criticised by MPs for repeatedly failing to remove anti-Semitic and abusive tweets flagged up months ago. The home affairs select committee is questioning executives from the social media giants as part of an investigation into how companies are dealing with abusive content. A warning: some of the language taken from the tweets read out at the hearing today is offensive.