A Microsoft executive has told the U.N. Security Council that “there is no silver bullet that will stop terrorist use of the Internet.”
Steven A. Crown, vice president and deputy general counsel of Microsoft, said Wednesday that technology companies, states and nongovernmental organizations must work together to “address terrorist use of the internet, including creation and use of counter-narratives,” in a manner that respects privacy and free speech.
“For the internet industry, the scale of the terrorist challenge is daunting,” Crown said. “We know that there are tens of thousands terrorist internet accounts that refuse to die. As one is taken down, another quickly springs up in its place.”
Crown’s speech marks the first time a representative of a technology company has addressed the U.N.’s most powerful body.
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