[United Kingdom] UK Considers Social Media Crackdown to Protect Children and Fight Terror

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10 Apr 2019
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New York Post

The UK unveiled a plan to vastly increase government oversight of social media companies, with a first-of-its-kind watchdog that could fine executives or even ban companies if they fail to block content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse.

Britain will consider imposing financial penalties similar to those in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which permits fines of up to 4% of a company’s annual worldwide revenue.

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