Tech giant Google ‘committed to ensuring terrorists do not have voice online’

Google is "committed" to creating an international forum designed to tackle extreme content appearing online, the technology giant has said.

In response to calls from Prime Minister Theresa May for the creation of an "international industry-led forum" focused on reducing extremism online, the internet company has said it will continue to invest in "fighting abuse" on its own services.

"We are committed to working in partnership with governments and NGOs to tackle these challenging and complex problems, and share the Government's commitment to ensuring terrorists do not have a voice online," a Google spokeswoman said.

“We are already working with industry colleagues on plans for an international forum to help accelerate and strengthen our existing work in this area.

“We employ thousands of people and invest hundreds of millions of pounds to fight abuse on our platforms, and will continue investing and adapting to ensure we are part of the solution to addressing these challenges.”

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