March 28, 2018 / 9:38 AM / a year ago

Internet firms should do 'much much' more to remove illegal content: UK interior minister

Britain's Home Secretary Amber Rudd, leaves 10 Downing Street in London, March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Internet companies such as Facebook should do more to remove illegal and offensive content online, British interior minister Amber Rudd said on Wednesday.

“In terms of illegal material, I still think there is much, much more they can do,” Rudd told a committee of lawmakers, adding that some offensive material should be taken down.

“In some instances, they do make a decision themselves to remove the material which they find offensive. I do think there is more that can be done.”

Reporting by Alistair Smout and Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison

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