Shocking WARNING: Facebook and Google are boosting illegal drug trafficking and TERRORISM

Derek Maltz, an ex-US drugs enforcer has provided the UK Parliament with fresh evidence that claims terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah, one of the world’s most dangerous terror group, receive illegal funds from drug trafficking.

According to Mr Maltz, Facebook and Google are being exploited by such groups for their lack of co-operation with law enforcements.

Speaking to the Conservative Middle East Council in Parliament Mr Maltz said: “They are making all this money to radicalise and buy more explosives.”

The former DEA agent believes the UK and US law enforcer should be given greater powers when it comes to dealing with tech giants such as Facebook and Google.

In his speech, Mr Maltz added all the information on the terrorist groups and their coordination could be found on the servers of the tech giants.

He noted: “If you have an active investigation in London and you have a court authorisation Google and Facebook don’t technically have to honour it.

“There’s got to be an update on these laws because the only way you’re going to be able to operate is to get this information.”

He claimed Hezbollah is trafficking cocaine throughout Europe like it has never done before.

And Mr Waltz said Hezbolla’s reliance on cash meant “suitcases of euros” were increasingly found at airports and train stations across Europe.

Both tech giants have previously defended their record in helping tackle terrorism and have said they are looking at ways to do more.

Last month a Facebook spokesman said in a statement: “There is no place for terrorists or content that promotes terrorism on Facebook or Instagram, and we remove it as soon as we become aware of it.

“We know we can do more, and we’ve been making major investments to add more technology and human expertise, as well as deepen partnerships to combat this global issue.”

Meanwhile, Google has said they are using “hashes” – similar to a digital fingerprint – to block extremist content before it is even posted.

Mr Waltz warning was issued the same day Israel’s law enforcers and security personnel have managed to catch Palestinian terrorist before they could carry out attacks.

However, the use of intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world to track would-be criminals by patrolling social media has raised questions about civil liberties.

Hanan Ashrawi, a senior Palestinian Authority official, branded the act as a “violation of privacy”.

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, who oversees the national police force, said Israel’s technology, including the use of algorithms, has been a crucial factor in lowering the number of knife and shooting attacks in Israel in recent years.

He plans to share Israel’s knowledge with counterparts at an international security conference he is hosting that began Tuesday.

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