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Social media and online messaging asked to crack down on online extremists

Digital communications Mobile telecommunications Social media Extremists Terrorism

In the wake of terrorist attacks in London, Manchester — and now Melbourne's shooting and siege — social media and online messaging sites are being called on to do more to crack down on online extremists.

Malcolm Turnbull has joined with British Prime Minister Theresa May in accusing Facebook and Twitter of shirking their responsibility. But whose responsibility really is it to monitor and stem communication that relates to violence and terrorist activity?

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