Congress says social media could do more to stop terror

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Social media giants like Twitter, Yahoo, Facebook and Google are pushing back against Senate legislation that would require them to alert federal authorities of any terrorist activity.

In private meetings on Capitol Hill, industry officials have told lawmakers that they already ban content such as beheadings, and alert law enforcement if they suspect someone might get hurt.

But tech officials say they worry that the legislation is too broad and would potentially put companies on the hook legally if something gets past them.

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