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UK to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content

UK to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content

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  1. Who decides what’s harmful?

  2. does it include political lies and mis-truths? They always pull the ladder up after them.

  3. Does anybody know what constitutes as harmful content?

    The article doesn’t go into specifics and i can’t find any other links in the article.

  4. I’ll be interested to see their full definition of “harmful content”

  5. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-tech-regulation/uk-to-make-social-media-platforms-responsible-for-harmful-content-idUSKBN2060Q7?il=0) reduced by 67%. (I’m a bot)
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    > LONDON – Britain said it would make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snap responsible for blocking or removing harmful content on their platforms.

    > A duty of care will be imposed to ensure all companies had systems in place to react to concerns over harmful content and improve the safety for their users, the government said.

    > Governments globally are wrestling over how to better control content on social media platforms, often blamed for encouraging abuse, the spread of online pornography and for influencing or manipulating voters.

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  6. Hmmm. They’re really blurring the lines between platforms and publishers now.

  7. Ban UK political advertising on Facebook. No other unregulated platform would be suitable for government use

  8. Uk always pushing to get more control on the internet.

  9. >- Britain said it would make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Snap responsible for blocking or removing harmful content on their platforms.
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    >A duty of care will be imposed to ensure all companies had systems in place to react to concerns over harmful content and improve the safety for their users, the government said.

    Social Media platforms should have a responsibility to stop the spread of disinformation, propaganda, hate speech and violence.

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