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UK to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content

UK to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content

Britain has said it plans to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snap responsible for blocking or removing harmful content on their platforms. The government said a duty of care will be imposed to ensure all companies had systems in place to react to concerns over harmful content and improve user safety.

Chris
Chris
Krešimir T.
Krešimir T. 6 months

Oi, you got loicense for that tweet?

Ryan M
Ryan M 6 months

So long Britain, it's been fun

Luke Duke
Luke Duke 6 months

“Hate speech” is free speech.

Pigdog5150
Pigdog5150 6 months

What a useless Conservative government the UK have. They now have a majority and they still cannot do what the Conservative party is meant to do. Useless. Feckless. Pathetic.

Benjamin Pritz
Benjamin Pritz 6 months

aT lEaSt We ArEn’T lIkE cHiNa!

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 6 months

It's happening here already, but no law is required. The people at the top of these social media companies are already censoring.

James T Kirk
James T Kirk 6 months

This is why the American founders included the 2nd Amendment.

Dave
Dave 6 months

We dropped article 13 to implement one of our own?!

Given Name 123
Given Name 123 6 months

Wonder if the UK Government is going to take responsibility for refugees (or anyone for that matter) they let in who commit crimes?

Up
Up 6 months

This wont backfire in the slightest. I love when big tech decides what is good for me... said no one ever.

Personarose
Personarose 6 months

Can a UK government official answer this... DEFINE HATEFUL CONTENT

Young Conservative
Young Conservative 6 months

Can't wait to leave Britain, getting fucking sick of it. I voted for a conservative government and spending and taxes went up, and now they're coming after our freedom of speech. Don't give up your guns America, when the people are powerless against Government it takes only a few generations before liberty starts to fade.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 6 months

Cunt! CUNT, I say!

Kevin
Kevin 6 months

And thus was formed the Ministry of Truth. What could possibly go wrong?

NotACerealKiller
NotACerealKiller 6 months

I couldn't be bothered reading the articles. Did any of them define what is meant by "harmful"? Because if "harmful", consists of Antivax and misleading content that could potentially result in death, I think it's a fair move.

William Boared
William Boared 6 months

How foolish. People need to grow up, grow a pair & learn to discern.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 6 months

Well I guess we will see how this turns out.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 6 months

this is exactly the opposite of what's needed. the censorship from big tech is already primarily an effort to limit their legal liability, rather than a partisan act. this will make things a lot worse. this is very likely a coordinated attempt from leftists to find any major market within which to force online platforms toward greater censorship. having achieved that in any one large market, platforms will be forced to apply the lowest common denominator of strict censorship universally (especially across regions with the same primary languages), due to the geographically ambiguous nature of the internet.

Unkars Thug
Unkars Thug 6 months

This is good. It means they recognize they are no longer behaving as platforms, but instead as a publisher.

Craig
Craig 6 months

go one step further... make them all public utilities governed by the laws of the people instead of private companies that roll along on the whims of a tiny few chasing profits. Profits get in the way of achieving an equitable life for all again and again... it becoming an old and boring story.

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