UK Wants To Fine Facebook, Google Over Harmful Content

Law360 (April 10, 2019, 10:42 PM EDT) -- The U.K. government is moving to crack down on the spread of harmful online content by floating a proposal that would subject platforms such as Facebook and Google, as well as their senior management, to hefty fines for failing to tightly police this activity.

In a white paper released Monday, officials laid out what they characterized as a "world-leading" package of legislative and nonlegislative measures designed to make companies of all sizes that allow users to share or discover user-generated content or interact with each other online — including social media platforms, search engines, messaging services and file-hosting sites — more...

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