Internet Is New Focus Of G20 Anti-Terror War
Technology is making terrorism blossom and the internet is also providing a back bone for radicalisation, but the G20 is not willing to watch things get beyond their current state.
Group of 20 major economic powers and emerging economies are stepping up the fight against terrorism, with focus on terrorists’ activities on the internet.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday hinted of the plan to step up internet censorship to check terrorists’ activities.
“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.
According to her, the G20 members wants to make clear that they “expect such things to be deleted quickly”.
She highlighted that such internet contents were “time-sensitive” because they are terrorist propaganda.
The G20 Summit is holding in Hamburg, Germany and some African leaders are attending.
A former Aviation Minister in Nigeria, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, has questioned why Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari or the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, were not at the summit.
He posted his opinion about their absence on his Twitter handle.