The mayor of london, warned big technology in the discourse of hatred

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Regulation more strict, including large fines, it is an option to force technology companies to take the issue of hate speech is more serious, the Mayor of London has said.

“We cannot assume that technology companies will find the solutions for themselves,” Sadiq Khan told the BBC.

He said companies have to be “chivvied and cajoled to take action”.

On Monday, he will share examples of the abuse he has received personally.

The messages that will form part of his speech at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

He said that the messages could deter people from entering politics or public life.

“If someone like me who is receiving this type of messages in a public environment,” he said. “Imagine how you feel as a young person, if you are someone who is putting their head above the parapet.

“You’re going to think once, twice, three times, if you want to do it.”Heads in the sand’

The location of the speech is appropriate – it was here where Twitter gained popularity in 2007. But in that decade, little has changed in the law.

“We have the evolution of the economies, which means that you must have the evolution of the regulations.

“For too long, politicians and policymakers have allowed this revolution to take place around us, and we have had our heads in the sand.”

In his speech, he made reference to the rules put in place in Germany, which allows the imposition of fines of up to € 50 million if the hate speech is not removed in a timely manner.

“Germany is an example of the German government said ‘enough is Enough. Unless you take hate messages, unless you take the false news, that well you’.

He added: “I want to work with high technology companies, but you have to be responsible.”Trump tweets

Mr. Khan acknowledged that the rate of abuse has been accelerated by the tweets of the President of Donald Trump, who said the Mayor specifically in the wake of a London terror attack.

In November, Mr. Trump retweeted posts of great Britain in the First place, a group of the right that has been banned from the platform.

“If you’re the most powerful man in the western world, and which are the amplification of the messages of far-right groups, Britain in the First place, which has an impact on many people. That group is hateful.

“The president Trump has a lot of followers and some of them have shown interest in me.

“I’m reluctant participant in any verbal fists” between the President of the united states and to me.

“But I have a responsibility as the Mayor of the most diverse city in the world to talk about my residents.”Stricter regulation

But talking in this extremely pro-tech event on this topic, the Mayor of the traces of a fine line.

Increasing the possibility of stricter regulations, including fines, the risk of London, gaining a reputation as an anti-start-up of the city – a place where you do business on the internet can be more risky economically than in other parts of the world.

“I want London to be the centre of disruptive technology and business in the thought of the start-up, expansion or the giant tech companies to come to London,” Mr Khan said.

“But, and there is a very important, but, we as politicians and legislators have come to work with you to make sure that it works for everyone.

“What I don’t want is a situation in which we end up in Germany, where he ended up when, because their citizens do not feel protected that you are taking this type of action. Germany is an example of what happens if companies do not self-regulate.”

In an attempt to suppress the behavior of some technology companies, Mr. Khan said that the recent suggestions of taxes of the companies of technology in the revenue, rather than profit, was a “very interesting discussion that is finally happening.”

But he said that he believed that it was the cooperation between the countries that have the largest impact on how high-tech firms approached their tax affairs.

“What we want is joined-ness,” he said.

“What we don’t is that companies that use an army of accountants to find the loopholes.”