Social media firms have been advised to “clean up their platforms” or be ready to face the “force of the law” by Dwelling Secretary Sajid Javid.
The warning comes after a gunman who killed 49 folks at two mosques in New Zealand filmed the assault and live-streamed it on to Fb.
Writing in the Daily Express, Mr Javid stated: “Tech companies must do more to stop his messages being broadcast.”
The live-stream of the assault on Fb lasted for 17 minutes.
Regardless of the unique video being taken down, it was rapidly replicated and shared broadly on different platforms, together with YouTube and Twitter.
Mr Javid urged folks to cease viewing and sharing the “sick material” on-line, including: “It’s unsuitable and it’s unlawful.
“On-line platforms have a duty to not do the terrorists’ work for them.
“This terrorist filmed his shooting with the intention of spreading his ideology.”
He added that the federal government was attempting to deal with any such “illegal” behaviour.
The federal government is because of publish a delayed White Paper on “online harms” within the coming weeks.
The gunman, who live-streamed the assaults on Friday from a head-mounted digicam, recognized himself as Brenton Tarrant within the footage, which confirmed him capturing at males, girls and kids.
All the social media companies despatched messages of sympathy to the victims of the mass shootings, reiterating that they act rapidly to take away inappropriate content material.
Fb stated: “New Zealand Police alerted us to a video on Facebook shortly after the live-stream commenced and we removed both the shooter’s Facebook account and the video.”
Mr Javid responded to a YouTube tweet which stated it was “working vigilantly” to take away any violent footage by saying that the digital firms wanted to “take some ownership”.
The assaults in Christchurch occurred as folks have been attending the mosques for prayers.
Mr Javid stated he had been left “sick to the stomach by the massacre of 49 innocent worshippers”.
He wrote: “They have been merely focused for being Muslims, as they paid respects to God.
“My very own late father by no means missed Friday prayers. I typically joined him, and I fondly look again on the peaceable moments we shared.”
Vigils for the victims passed off within the UK on Friday, amid an outpouring of help for Britain’s Muslim group.
Police additionally elevated patrols at British mosques to supply reassurance.