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UK Regulator Gets New Powers to Take on Facebook, Twitter

Ofcom will now be able to enforce punishments against social media sites who are not doing enough to fight harmful content, but criticis are concerned about the effect it will have on free speech.

Britain has its first internet watchdog, as broadcasting regulator Ofcom takes on new powers to hold online platforms such as Facebook and Twitter accountable for illegal and harmful content.

As the Financial Times reports, the move follows the UK government’s ‘Online Harms’ ...
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