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Facebook, Twitter and Google grilled by MPs over hate speech

18 March 2017

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The British Home Affairs select committee asked social media representatives why they did not police their content more effectively, given the billions they made.

A recent investigation by the Times found adverts were appearing alongside content from supporters of extremist groups, making them around £6 per 1,000 viewers, as well as making money for the company.

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