Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content Published Mon, Apr 8 2019 2:41 AM EDT A man holds a smartphone with the icons for social networking apps on the screen. It said some aspects of the government’s approach were too vague. «It is vital that the new framework is effective, proportionate and predictable,» techUK said in a statement, adding not all concerns could be addressed through regulation. «We have listened to campaigners and parents, and are putting a legal duty of care on internet companies to keep people safe».
The duty of care would make companies take more responsibility for the safety of users and tackle harm caused by content or activity on their services. The regulator, funded by industry in the medium term, will set clear safety standards. «Should there be an early election, then emergency legislation should be introduced to achieve this.» Related Tags«.
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