Twitter, Facebook and Google face a long overdue reckoning at the Home Affairs Select Committee this morning.
The web giants are being hauled into Parliament – again – to explain their feeble attempts at clamping down on online hate.
There is genuine anger among MPs at the trio’s apparent tolerance of abuse waged on their sites. One member of the committee told me furious MPs are ready to go on the attack and demand action from the firms .
The committee also planned to ask why Twitter accounts of Britain First’s leaders were still active. But perhaps anticipating the awkward question, the company finally suspended the profiles of Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen yesterday. Surely the timing is a coincidence .