YouTube, Facebook and other internet corporations could have legal action taken against them if they fail to cease extremist videos from being viewed on their websites by people in Britain.
This comes after Google publicly apologised this week after the growing scandal over extremist videos on YouTube led to a series of companies pulling their adverts from the internet giant. Once it begins to hit the advertising revenue, censorship follows.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed discontent at internet companies that publish extremist content, saying, “the ball is in their court” over taking action.
Internet rights groups are concerned that this ‘censorship’ will lead to a lack of transparency over what is happening abroad and is merely a cover-up. Videos of the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East broadcast on websites such as YouTube and LiveLeak assisted the world in seeing what the media didn’t always show.