NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 20 – France, the UK and Italy are asking the private sector to help fight terrorism online. “Looking around this table, I am pleased to see that our call to the private sector to step up efforts to address terrorist contents has been heeded, and that we are moving towards an enhanced cooperation to jointly address this key issue”, the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni remarked today at the United Nations in the last of several high-level events before leaving for Rome.
“The enhanced cooperation between the public and private sector to prevent terrorist use of the Internet will be at the center of the G7 Interior Ministers’ Meeting, which will take place in Italy next month, as a follow-up to the commitments made by Leaders in Taormina”, Gentiloni said. The discussions will focus on how governments can best support Communication Service Providers and Social Media Companies in developing new tools to improve the automatic detection and removal of contents that promote incitement to violence, something that UK Prime Minister Theresa May advocated as well. G7 Ministers will also deal with other crucial issues, such as increasing intelligence cooperation, particularly in conflict areas; the strengthening of Interpol; the fight against foreign terrorist fighters; and more. (@OnuItalia)