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UK to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content - BBC

Reuters | London | Updated: 12-02-2020 13:16 IST | Created: 12-02-2020 13:07 IST
UK to make social media platforms responsible for harmful content - BBC
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Britain's regulator Ofcom will make social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, responsible for harmful content on their platforms, the BBC said on Wednesday.

The broadcaster quoted Nicky Morgan, Britain's outgoing digital minister, saying that platforms had resisted regulation previously but "they understand now that actually regulation is coming".

A spokeswoman for the ministry refused to confirm the details or provide any comments by the minister.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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