G20 steps up anti-terrorist fight with focus on the internet

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said the Group of 20 major economic powers have stepped up their fight against terrorism, with a focus on terrorist activities on the internet.

“G20 states plan to call on internet providers to act quickly to remove terrorist content on their internet platforms,’’ Merkel said.

The G20 is also planning action to crack down on the financial sources for terrorists, underlining the sense of urgency about the anti-terrorist fight by including in its final declaration.

She said the G20 members wanted to make clear that they “expect such things to be deleted quickly” adding that this was “time-sensitive” when it came to terrorist propaganda. (dpa/NAN)

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