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Britain wants to censor social media platforms

Britain wants to censor social media platforms
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said it would force social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snap to do more to block or remove harmful content on their platforms.

Following a consultation, the UK government said on Wednesday it planned to legislate to ensure companies had systems in place to tackle harmful content such as child abuse, cyber bullying and terrorist propaganda.The policy, which will be developed in the coming months, would not place an undue burden on business, the government said.

Penalties had not yet been decided, but it said the new rules would be enforced in a “fair, proportionate and transparent way”.Governments globally are wrestling over how to better control content on social media platforms, often blamed for encouraging abuse, the spread of online pornography and for influencing or manipulating voters.

The new regulations will apply to platforms on which user-generated content is shared, for example through comments, forums or video sharing. The regulator, most likely media watchdog Ofcom, must be able to take action against tech bosses who did not take online safety seriously, the government said, adding that it will set out its position on senior manager liability in the coming months.

Ben Packer, a lawyer at Linklaters who has advised technology companies, said the proposals showed Britain was committed to implementing one of the most ambitious regulatory frameworks yet, which would have a significant impact on tech giants.
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FlySquattor's avatar
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FlySquattor - 11 days ago  - (Points 601)
I guess that would be cutting out a hole in someones Designers Handbag
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Darmax - 12 days ago  - (Points 20010)
Social media platforms are well known for censorship anyway...
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jimbob - 12 days ago  - (Points 10260)
free speech is the cornerstone of a civilization

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GeorgiaMontanaBoy - 12 days ago  - (Points 3192)
I can see it now, Fappy_Ears is going to cry now because his live stream goat fucking channel is going to be censored now. Damn rotten toothed British wog.
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HaywoodJablome - 12 days ago  - (Points 2258)
Canada already is
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rnspencer - 12 days ago  - (Points 816)
love FB jail you cant say anything about rag heads
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Fry_Swatter - 12 days ago  - (Points 39024) rnspencer
....I definitely said it.... Just not allowed to say it anymore on some people's snowflake pages...
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Fry_Swatter - 12 days ago  - (Points 39024)
....I've already had it out with FB today and got banned from multiple pages.... Even the conservatives on there are snowflakes...

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Twerkaholic - 12 days ago  - (Points 8704) Fry_Swatter
I left that Jewish owned shit show a long time ago.
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FlySquattor - 11 days ago  - (Points 601) Fry_Swatter
Wow...what we got he is a Crusader.
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beeeFyyy - 12 days ago  - (Points 74)
These companies own their platforms. Why they conform to ANY of these things is beyond me. Twitter isn't for people to feel safe. Facebook isn't where you go to no get your feelings hurt. Learn that, and either go or don't go. Stop nerfing the platforms for dorks.
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Fry_Swatter - 12 days ago  - (Points 39024) beeeFyyy
....Facebook is supposed to make it so family members can stay in contact.... When some family members turn terminally liberal, it makes keeping contact with them or listening to anything they say impossible... Their idiocy can spread like the wuhan flu among youth, which makes them a social biohazard... I'm ok with seeing some of my family members suffering from terminal liberalism get put down.... I hate to see retarded things suffer.... It's the humane thing to do...

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FlySquattor - 11 days ago  - (Points 601) Fry_Swatter
Do you think they sell Masengill for the mouth?
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RealiJustinsane - 12 days ago  - (Points 12190)
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Mamalee - 12 days ago  - (Points 6661) RealiJustinsane
lol xD
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HoodCoochie - 12 days ago  - (Points 696)
lol not gonna happen douches
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AmericanDad - 12 days ago  - (Points 3471)
well platforms are gonna start blocking UK... simple problem solved, people have to use VPN.. retards
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Flame - 12 days ago  - (Points 3181) AmericanDad
yep, sounds about right
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AlexLondon - 12 days ago  - (Points 1087)
You can never censor internet - dumb dumb
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Wingsofsmegma - 12 days ago  - (Points 643) AlexLondon
But you can make finding the truth even harder.

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