G7 tackles foreign fighters as EU helps shut 'terror' route - News Summed Up

G7 tackles foreign fighters as EU helps shut 'terror' route


The meeting will address the fight against extremism, foreign militants and radicalisation on internet. (Photo | AP)ISCHIA: G7 interior ministers discussed today ways to tackle one of the West's biggest security threats -- jihadist fighters fleeing Syria -- as the EU promised to help close a migration route labelled a potential back door for terrorists. Italy said Wednesday the G7 group would also be working on how to go about "de-radicalising" citizens returning from the IS frontline, to prevent them becoming security risks in jails. In a G7 first, representatives from Internet giants Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter also took part as the interior ministers want the tech giants to go further and faster in identifying extremism. Britain, in particular, is attempting a carrot-and-stick approach, warning it may force the hands of the tech giants over monitoring activities if requests for greater voluntary cooperation fall on deaf ears.


Source: Libya Today October 20, 2017 13:41 UTC


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