Microsoft Executive Says Curbing Terrorists’ Use of Internet Is ‘Challenging’ – Wall Street Journal

UNITED NATIONS—A senior Microsoft executive said Wednesday that technology companies face a daunting challenge in stopping terrorists from accessing online platforms, as they need to respect free-speech rights even as they try to eliminate hate messages.

“There is no silver bullet that will stop terrorist use of the Internet,” Steven Crown, vice president and deputy general counsel of Microsoft, told a United Nations Security Council special meeting on countering terrorists’ ideology. “We know that there are tens of…

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