Social media firms face multi-billion pound fines up to 10 per cent of their turnover for breaching Duty of Care laws, as ministers pledged there would be “no safe space online for horrors like child sexual abuse or terrorism”.
Unveiling the new Duty of Care in an article for The Telegraph, Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, said the Government would also take powers to shut down firms that failed to remove child abuse, terrorism or suicide content from their sites by blocking their access to UK users.
Too many people – not just those in public life – continue to be bombarded by racism, misogyny and trolling on a regular basis.
Your freedom discomfits us rulers. Therefore you may not have that freedom any more.
Or, as we might observe, the kiddie fiddling stuff is just the excuse.