Democrats ask tech companies to store evidence of Russian crimes | NOW

Four Democratic members of the US House of Representatives have asked top executives at YouTube, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook to store material that could serve as evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine. American media report that.

Lawmakers are asking social media companies to “spot or classify content as possible evidence of war crimes and other atrocities”. Often images of war crimes are banned from the platforms and only temporarily stored in the systems of tech companies before being deleted altogether.

The Democrats are now asking for these kinds of images to be kept longer. In international courts, the photos and videos could eventually serve as evidence of Russian misdeeds.

YouTube, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook have not yet responded to the request. On Wednesday, a Ukrainian attorney general was charged with war crimes for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine. The trial was announced on Facebook.