It was early June when terrorists in a rental van with 12-inch ceramic knives strapped to their wrists ran down pedestrians on London Bridge, ditched the vehicle, and then began stabbing patrons at the Borough Market.
That attack made headlines around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the only stabbing attack in London this year, and Mayor Sadiq Khan this week called for Google and YouTube to crack down on videos that encourage gang violence and knife crime.
I’m deeply concerned about the rise in knife crime. Internet giants must toughen guidelines & remove violent videos https://t.co/PlnLGfHUbZ
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) August 7, 2017
Yeah, that'll do it. https://t.co/JHjYdqDVz0
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) August 8, 2017
Speaking of YouTube, the mayor appeared in a YouTube video to call for YouTube to remove videos that glorify gang violence and knife crime.
Poor London. This guy is such a twit.
— Fredi Threlfall (@markswife) August 7, 2017
Yes, YouTube can definitely solve the problem of knife crime in London. FFS.
— Remarkable (@RemIsBuzzin) August 7, 2017
Internet companies don't stab people. People stab people. Better and more policing would possibly be an effective deterrent?
— Roy Clark (@royboy1001) August 7, 2017
— Tommy Robinson (Pronouns are Not, His, Real, Name) (@veryunfakenews) August 7, 2017
If Mayor Of Londonistan really believes knife crime is cos of YouTube, & not gangs, or imported culture/religion, then he'll never solve it.
— Lone Wulf ?? (@ChrisJHudson) August 7, 2017
I have yet to see a keyboard jump up from a desk & start stabbing people with itself. What an idiot. Internet is not the problem.
— Stu ? (@romford_stu) August 7, 2017
Which video committed the knife crime? I want names darn it….if violent videos are committing crimes, arrest them all!!
— Jonathan Waldie (@jkwaldie) August 8, 2017
Ummm. It's not the videos.
— J. Plav (@jplav736) August 8, 2017
Censorship is the worst idea you could possibly offer.
— CMB (@cmbrva) August 8, 2017
Just ban the internet and anything sharp. Nothing bad will ever happen again. https://t.co/uIT3Vq3Dzx
— . (@atweets10) August 9, 2017
How about remove violent knife wielding criminals? Just a thought….
— Richard de Gerber (@R_de_Gerber) August 8, 2017
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Attacker who went on deadly stabbing rampage in Germany reportedly was rejected asylum applicant https://t.co/w1d7EmFpMd
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 30, 2017