Sajid Javid to confront US technology giants after Budget t…


Sajid Javid is to confront the heads of US web giants over the “refusal” of some firms to take the online abuse of children seriously.

The Home Secretary will travel to Silicon Valley this week to demand greater action from internet companies to remove underage pornography and protect young people.

His visit will increase pressure on internet firms days after Philip Hammond, the Chancellor, announced a new digital services tax in the budget  that created fury among tech firms and senior US politicians.

He is expected to push for search engines and social media companies to treat child sexual exploitation like terrorism, including by stopping such content from being uploaded to the internet in…

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