Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse levy', say the culture secretary

Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay for action against the "undeniable suffering" social media can cause, the culture secretary has said.

Cyber-bullying, trolling, abuse and under-age access to porn will be targeted in plans drawn up by Karen Bradley to make the online world safer.

Ms Bradley wants social media groups to sign up to a voluntary code of practice and help fund campaigns against abuse.

She also wants social media platforms to reveal the scale of online hate.

Almost a fifth of 12 to 15-year-olds have seen something they found worrying or nasty, and almost half of adults have seen something that has upset or offended them, on social media - according to the government.

BBC      News.

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