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Mayor Of London Makes Impassioned SXSW Plea
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13 Mar 2018 03:26 AM EST

At the annual SXSW conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday, London Mayor Sadiq Khan made a moving plea for tech companies to take on hate speech. During his talk, the mayor read racist tweets about himself.
Khan read aloud, "I say kill the mayor of London and you'll be rid of one Muslim terrorist. I'd pay for someone to execute Sadiq Kahn."
Khan is the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital city. He said he read the half a dozen tweets or so not to "be portrayed as a victim" or "ask for sympathy, but to illustrate that big tech has further to go in making the internet free of hate speech.

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