Professor Jane Kirtley on Facebook policing of terrorism: Giving private companies a policing role without checks and balances

Facebook logos are pictured on the screens of a smartphone (R), and a laptop computer, in central London on November 21, 2016. (JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook is working to create a “hostile environment” towards terrorism. University of Minnesota Professor of Media Ethics Jane Kirtley tells us what role social media outlets should have in hindering terrorists’ communication. Professor Kirtley breaks down the difficulties in handing over authority to private companies as such.