Here’s a short excerpt from the article*:
“Ministers published their long-awaited white paper on online harms earlier this week, which had been foreshadowed by Theresa May’s promise that “the era of social media firms regulating themselves is over”.
The proposals will fuel the often fierce debate between regulation and free speech. The paper is breathtaking in its scope, aiming to tackle the online contribution to a plethora of social ills, from terrorist activity and gang-related violence to self-harm, disinformation and addiction to technology.
The government proposes a new framework for regulatory oversight of social media companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. It also goes further, affecting all organisations on whose platforms user-generated content is shared or online interaction takes place, including public discussion forums and even retailers that invite onlineproduct reviews.”
*This article was originally published on the 11th May 2019. You can read the full article on The Times website.