G7 leaders have agreed new measures to tackle terrorism including plans for internet companies to do more to take down extremist material online.
The move came after British Prime Minister Theresa May demanded more action in the wake of the Manchester suicide bombing.
‘Make no mistake, the fight is moving from the battlefield to the internet,” May said. She added, ‘‘We want companies to develop tools to identify and remove harmful materials automatically and, in particular, I want to see them report this vile content to the authorities and block the users who spread it.”
The UK prime minister also called for G7 countries to share the identities of so called foreign fighters.
“It is vital we do more to cooperate with our partners in the region to step up returns and prosecutions of foreign fighters. This means improving intelligence-sharing, evidence gathering and bolstering countries’ police and legal processes,’‘ she said.