Regulating technology companies

At several points over the eight-day hearings, the committee showed a grotesque cartoon of male, ethnic minority migrants abusing a semi-nude white woman and killing her baby - accompanied by a Twitter hashtag "#DeportallMuslims".

It was an image seemingly created to inflame anti-immigrant sentiments around the world. But during a British parliamentary hearing, a Twitter executive said the tech giant would not remove the image as "it was not in breach of its hateful conduct policy".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Regulating technology companies'. Print Edition | Subscribe