Interior ministers of the G7 member states have reaffirmed the need for Internet regulation in order to tackle the spread of terrorism-related content, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Friday at the press conference held after a meeting of the interior ministers.

“We had lively discussions about the fight against Internet usage for terrorism-related aims. In the wake of the Christchurch attack, we have seen many terrorism-related images spread online, and we cannot tolerate this… We have to act. We have emphasized the need for Internet companies to delete terrorism-related content, which the relevant authorities alert [us] of… and even to anticipate this using new algorithms that can impede the spreading of such content”, Castaner, who chaired the meeting, told reporters.

 He stressed the need to flag terrorism-related content so that it could be promptly blocked.

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