Home Secretary Priti Patel has reportedly demanded that social media companies censor videos of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel as they “glamourise” the perilous journey.
The Home Secretary has increasingly come under fire for her failures to stop illegal migration and “take back control” of Britain’s borders following its official departure from the European Union at the beginning of the year.
Patel’s latest scheme to drive down numbers of migrants crossing the Channel is to call on social media companies to take down videos, arguing that footage promoting the “lethal crossings” is “unacceptable”, according to the BBC.
The letter from the Home Secretary was sent on Saturday, after a video showing a group of migrant men crossing from France in a rubber dinghy went viral on TikTok.
“Posts which promote and even glamorise these lethal crossings are totally unacceptable. They encourage others to leave a safe European