December 11, 2020
(Reuters) – The British government announced next week a plan for a new law that would prohibit social media companies from “arbitrarily” removing comments because they are fair and controversial, The Times reported.
The British minister will announce a statutory duty of care plan on Tuesday. It will be enforced by broadcast regulator Ofcom, the newspaper reported without quoting sources.
Companies that do not meet their obligations may face millions of pounds of fines or be disrupted in their operations in the UK, according to the report.
The newspaper said the UK government was concerned that social media companies were removing legitimate content not because it was harmful or inaccurate, but because it was controversial. I quoted a source.
Government representatives could not get immediate comments.
(Report by Kanishka Singh in Bangalore; edited by Sonya Hepinstall)
The UK aims to regulate social media companies regarding content removal – Times
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