U.K. to Ask Social Media for Annual Reviews, Conduct Codes


U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May will announce a series of steps intended to crack down on social media companies for not policing extremist and abusive content on their platforms.

May has made attacks on social media for not doing enough to combat extremism a fixture of her speeches in the past two years and she is now getting more specific on what she wants done.

In a speech in Manchester on Tuesday, the British leader will say that she will require social media companies to provide data for an annual transparency report tracking their progress in keeping extremist propaganda and hate speech off their sites.

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