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UK: Google and Facebook Could Be Forced to Take Responsibility for Everything Posted on Their Sites as Government Considers Crackdown

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 15:17
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This is how they want to shut discussion down online. Make it too risky for Facebook, Twitter, etc to host anything other than cat videos and government sponsored PSAs. The government just can’t have the serfs coordinating anything online or even sharing ideas. No, they want to shove the information genie back in the bottle. They want to roll things back to a time when officially sanctioned, or at least quasi-sanctioned information gatekeepers could mold and control public sentiment.

But it’s for your safety.

(From The Telegraph)

Under current rules sites like Facebook cannot be sued for the content posted on their sites because it is published by an individual or group, unlike newspapers and other publishers which are held fully responsible.

Campaigners have long been calling for a change in the law as they believe it would force social media companies to take racist, sexist, terrorist material and child pornography posted on their platforms more seriously.

A spokesman for Theresa May confirmed that ministers are looking at a change in the law in a bid to address concerns.

It came after the chairman of media regulator Ofcom said businesses such as Google should be classed as publishers and lamented her inability to properly police their platforms.

Under current rules sites like Facebook cannot be sued for the content posted on their sites because it is published by an individual or group, unlike newspapers and other publishers which are held fully responsible.

Campaigners have long been calling for a change in the law as they believe it would force social media companies to take racist, sexist, terrorist material and child pornography posted on their platforms more seriously.

A spokesman for Theresa May confirmed that ministers are looking at a change in the law in a bid to address concerns.

It came after the chairman of media regulator Ofcom said businesses such as Google should be classed as publishers and lamented her inability to properly police their platforms.

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