Social media terrorist activity bill returning to Senate

at 08:03 on 2015-12-08

From Reuters: Technology News:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Dianne Feinstein will reintroduce legislation as soon as Monday that would force social media operators such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to notify federal authorities of online terrorist activity, a spokesman said.

…Reuters reported on Saturday that Facebook, Google and Twitter were stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping authorities police the Internet.

It sounds like from the articles last paragraph that the major social networks are already doing this, so the legislation seems redundant.