Facebook Tightens Content Control After the Bomb Incident in the UK
News Techno – As a social network, Facebook is determined to be an enemy to the terrorists. The attack on London Bridge over the weekend reinforced this Facebook determination.
“We want Facebook to be a hostile environment for terrorists,” said Facebook Policy Director Simon Milner, as quoted on Sunday. “If we know an emergency situation that threatens the safety of someone, we convey to law enforcement,” added Milner.
As a form of prevention of acts of terror, Milner promised Facebook would deliver a danger signal to the authorities. He admitted it was trying to aggressively deal with terrorist content on their platform. This is a reaction to Facebook responding to terrorist acts in London that killed seven people.
Pressure from the government – about Facebook Effect’s
But Facebook does not fully act on its own initiative. They are also under pressure from the government to tighten the oversight of agitated content for the benefit of terrorism. British Prime Minister Theresa May for example, he decided to tighten the rules of Internet use. The decision was taken to separate terrorists from digital equipment. Because, they often use this technology to communicate and plan attacks.
May also encouraged the internet and large internet companies not to be the spread of extremist ideology. “We need to work together between democratic governments to reach an international agreement to regulate the virtual world, to counter the spread of extremism and terrorism plans,” he said as quoted by The Register.
For that, May expects internet companies to develop devices to identify and get rid of the malicious material automatically. It is also expected that users can report this malicious content to the authorities and block the users who distribute it. May also calls on international regulators to refer to the European Commission’s plan to allow access to data stored in the cloud on applications that use encryption.
“We should not allow any room for ideology like this to breed, but it’s the responsibility of the internet and big companies that sell internet-based services,” said May.
Contradiction after all events
Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, often the spotlight after the terror act erupted. Because the encryption technology that they apply even become protector of the terrorists. This also prevents law enforcers from capturing terrorist acts.
The closest example is Apple’s dispute with the FBI in the mass shooting case in San Bernardino, California, USA. The dispute occurred in December 2015. At that time Apple rejected the FBI request to open the perpetrator’s iPhone encryption. Do not accept, the FBI took the case to court. However, it all ended when the FBI broke into the perpetrator’s iPhone by hiring a third party.