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German: Merkel discusses 'radicalisation' and web surveillance at G2001:00

German: Merkel discusses 'radicalisation' and web surveillance at G20

Germany, Hamburg
July 7, 2017 at 17:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined details of the talks between G20 leaders in Hamburg, Friday, pointing in particular to the issue of "radicalisation."

"Everyone pointed out that quite often radicalisation takes places very quickly and we have to exchange information on the mechanisms that lead to it," she stated. "Member states of the G20 will speak with the providers of the [Web] platforms intensively and make it clear that we expect terroristic information to be deleted quickly," Merkel said.

The German chancellor went on to discuss the issue of online messenger services and encrypted information. "Here we also need to discuss how we can examine terroristic exchanges, if there are grounds for suspicions, and I stress if there are grounds for suspicion," she stated.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined details of the talks between G20 leaders in Hamburg, Friday, pointing in particular to the issue of "radicalisation."

"Everyone pointed out that quite often radicalisation takes places very quickly and we have to exchange information on the mechanisms that lead to it," she stated. "Member states of the G20 will speak with the providers of the [Web] platforms intensively and make it clear that we expect terroristic information to be deleted quickly," Merkel said.

The German chancellor went on to discuss the issue of online messenger services and encrypted information. "Here we also need to discuss how we can examine terroristic exchanges, if there are grounds for suspicions, and I stress if there are grounds for suspicion," she stated.

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