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    Social media giants far from tackling illegal content.

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    Social media giants far from tackling illegal content.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 01 May 2017, 11:59 am

    Social media giants 'shamefully far' from tackling illegal content

    Social media firms are "shamefully far" from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report.

    Hate speech, terror recruitment videos and sexual images of children all took too long to be removed, said the Home Affairs Select Committee report.

    The government should consider making the sites help pay to police content, it said.

    But a former Facebook executive told the BBC the report "bashes companies" but offers few real solutions.

    The cross-party committee took evidence from Facebook, Twitter and Google, the parent company of YouTube, for its report.

    Get all of this report from The BBC  HERE




    These problems have been going on for far too long now and the government, the police and the Social Media organisers need to get their heads together and sort this out once and for all.

    Any ideas what might be needed here folks ?


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    Re: Social media giants far from tackling illegal content.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 04 May 2017, 10:45 am

    They just cannot be trusted to police themselves, so they have to be policed from outside.
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 05 May 2017, 12:41 pm

    Yes, these social media sites are first and foremost places to make money, and the owners do not want to spend much of that money to tighten up the security.

    They are going to HAVE TO do it with the help of the police and other experts.


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    Post by Angie baby on Sat 06 May 2017, 12:31 pm

    As paedophiles and bullies and hate-mongers take over the social media sites the people who own and run them are going to have to do something about this scandal.

    And, of course the parents of the kids that are being targeted by these animals have to take a much more pro-active part in looking after their children online.
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    Re: Social media giants far from tackling illegal content.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 07 May 2017, 12:21 pm

    Yes Angie,  because many of the parents are just not as computer or internet savvy as their children are they are unable to know how to apply the parental protection software built into every computer and mobile phone supplier's firmware.

    HERE is how to do it with Windows 10 and Microsoft.

    Each mobile phone operator has their own parental controls so you will need to Google this for the airtime provider you are using.

    For people using Android phones here are the instructions about how to implement parental controls:

    First, from the Android home screen, pull down from the top right and tap on Settings. Scroll down to and select Users, then tap 'Add user or profile'. You can create either a normal User profile, or a Restricted profile. Tap on the latter.

    If this cannot be found on the Android phone you are using then if you enter "parental controls" into Google on your phone you can download and install a third-party app to be able to do this.


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