Videos posted on social media that ‘glamorize’ migrants illegally crossing the English Channel should be removed, according to the U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Over 4,000 migrants have reached Britain via the Channel so far this year, with some sharing videos of their journeys on tech platforms for other prospective illegal aliens to see.
Home Secretary Patel has reportedly issued a letter to companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok, insisting they censor such videos and posts.
“Posts which promote and even glamourise these lethal crossings are totally unacceptable,” Patel said. “They encourage others to leave a safe European country and put their and their family’s lives at risk and are even used by people smugglers to promote their deadly business.”
“What these posts don’t mention are the people who have died trying to make this crossing, or those forced to spend 13 hours in unseaworthy boats in freezing waters.”
The letter followed a viral TikTok video purportedly showing a group of migrant men crossing from France in a rubber dinghy.
In the video shared to TikTok by a migrant travelling from Calais to Dover, a group of men aboard a small vessel mugged for the camera as dance music pumped in the background on an edited soundtrack.
Source: Europe Infowars