UK Tells Big Tech to Censor Videos 'Glamorizing' English Channel Boat Migrants

Videos posted on social media that 'glamorize' migrants illegally crossing the English Channel should be removed, according to 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."

Patel's warning comes after a video showing migrants crossing the Channel went viral last week following reports by Infowars Europe and other media outlets.

In the video, purportedly shared to TikTok by a migrant traveling 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.

Brexit architect Nigel Farage recently warned 20,000 migrants could reach England via the Channel this year, smashing all previous records.

Infowars Europe has frequently reported on the monumental increase of illegal migration along the English Channel in recent years.

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