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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

RELEASE: Rep. Ro Khanna Invites British Prime Minister to Silicon Valley

June 7, 2017
Press Release
Dialogue with tech leaders offered after Prime Minister’s remarks on social media and terrorism

Washington, DC – Following recent remarks made by British Prime Minister Theresa May condemning tech companies for creating a “safe space” on the Internet for extremist ideologies in the wake the latest UK terrorist attacks, Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) invited the Prime Minister to visit Silicon Valley and meet with tech leaders.

 

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California in Silicon Valley, which is the home of global technology companies including Apple and Google.

 

“I hope Prime Minister May will accept my invitation to visit Silicon Valley, at her convenience, to discuss the role technology companies play in helping combat the ideas that threaten international peace and prosperity,” said Rep. Khanna. “A dialog between global leaders and tech leaders is an important step to further how online platforms monitor extremist content and keep our communities and countries safe.”

In the letter, Rep. Khanna highlights some of the steps taken by leading tech companies to remove terrorist content and reduce the reach of extremist groups online. The letter covers how Facebook plans to hire 3,000 new employees to review millions of reports of inappropriate and violent content, and how Twitter has suspended more than 636,000 accounts related to terrorism to date.

Read the letter from Rep. Khanna to Prime Minister May here.

 

About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.