September 21, 2018
The UK Government is working on plans to set up an internet regulator that would hold technology companies accountable for content published on their websites.
If established, the new regulatory body could sanction sites that fail to take down illegal material and hate speech within hours.
Among the proposals are age verification for users of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This is not the first time in recent days that calls have been made for tougher regulation of the internet.
The chief executive of Ofcom – which already regulates TV, radio and broadband in the UK – publicly called for similar measures on Tuesday.
This article was posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:48 am