terça-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2015

Cameron warns social networks after young leave for Syria

The case of three British youths who left the United Kingdom with the intention of joining the radical group Islamic State in Syria, led Prime Minister David Cameron to say that companies that manage social networks on the internet need to deal better with extremism.

In Parliament in London, Cameron stressed that "it is not a matter only for the police or for border agents. Everyone has a role to play to prevent young people from being radicalized, including schools, colleges, universities, families, religious leaders and local communities ".

At least one of the three girls, aged between 15 and 16 years, were in touch through Twitter with women involved with the Islamic State.

The Director of the Academy of Bethnal Green in London, explained that "with the blocked access to Facebook and Twitter in school computers, the police said there was no evidence that the radicalization of students happened within the educational establishment".

The families of the teens launched a plea to return home, while the British authorities sent policemen to Turkey, last known whereabouts of the young.

Rodrigo Barbosa | With REUTERS/AFP/Reuters

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