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Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 4:51pm On Dec 15, 2020
Harmful content such as violence, terrorism, suicide content, cyber-bullying, and child abuse will be regulated, the UK government said on Tuesday.


UK’s telecommunication regulator, Ofcom, will have the power to make tech firms responsible for protecting people from harmful content under a new bill to be presented to Parliament next year, an official said.

Harmful content such as violence, terrorism, suicide content, cyber-bullying, and child abuse will be regulated, the UK government said on Tuesday.

Under the new Online Safety Bill, social media sites, websites, apps, and other services that host user-generated content or allow people to talk to others online that fail to remove and limit the spread of such harmful content will face fines of up to £18 million (24 million dollars) or ten per cent of their annual global turnover.

“We are giving internet users the protection they deserve and are working with companies to tackle some of the abuses happening on the web.

“We will not allow child sexual abuse, terrorist material, and other harmful content to fester on online platforms.

“Tech companies must put public safety first or face the consequences,” Home Secretary Priti Patel said, as quoted in the official statement.

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said that with the introduction of the new regulations the UK is setting the global standard for safety online.

“I’m unashamedly pro-tech but that can’t mean a tech-free for all,” he said.

The new regulations, which will apply to any company hosting user-generated content online that can be accessed by people in the UK or enables them to interact with others online, will establish different responsibilities for each tech company, based on a categorized approach.

Social media platforms like Facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram, and Twitter, for example, will be in Category 1.

Category 1 means that they will need to assess the risk of legal content or activity on their services with “a reasonably foreseeable risk of causing significant physical or psychological harm to adults”.

They will also be required to ensure users are able to easily report harmful content or activity and will need to publish transparency reports about the steps they are taking to tackle online harms.

Category 2 will be reserved for platforms hosting dating services or pornography and private messaging apps, while financial harms such as fraud and the sale of unsafe goods will be excluded from this framework to avoid replication of existing regulations.


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/foreign/431329-uk-to-set-new-regulations-for-social-media-companies.html

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 4:51pm On Dec 15, 2020
I wonder what Nigeria is still waiting for! Social Media must be regulated!

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 4:57pm On Dec 15, 2020
not surprised the op himself is a zomb.....

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 5:00pm On Dec 15, 2020
PopSmoke:
not surprised the op himself is a zomb.....

My brother, let's drop hatred and bigotry aside for a moment and think like reasonable people. Are you happy with the way the social media is being abused and exploited by evil people? Please think about this..

May God help Nigeria.

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 5:01pm On Dec 15, 2020
your own definition of regulation is absurd
you expect me to rely on Lai Mohammed or Garba Shehu for reliable news?

imposicant

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 5:06pm On Dec 15, 2020
PopSmoke:
your own definition of regulation is absurd

you expect me to rely on Lai Mohammed or Garba Shehu for reliable news?


imposicant

My brother, I know your hatred for President Mohammadu Buhari won't make you see reason, but it's okay. There's nothing I can do that will make you have a change of heart.. Cos your mind is already made up..

It's well, my beloved brother.. Enjoy the rest of your day.

God bless us all.

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by loyedammy: 5:44pm On Dec 15, 2020
All this Buharist no just wan get sense....they are only regulating Contents on child porn, violence, terrorist and those that decide to commit suicide online. They are not regulating free speech.

Free speech is a fundamental human right, get that into your broken skulls

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by AdolfAboki(m): 6:06pm On Dec 15, 2020
A welcome idea. Nigeria should also follow suit. Hate speech and fake news are worse than terrorism!

May God Almighty help Nigeria.

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by AdolfAboki(m): 6:09pm On Dec 15, 2020
loyedammy:
All this Buharist no just wan get sense....they are only regulating Contents on child porn, violence, terrorist and those that decide to commit suicide online. They are not regulating free speech.

Free speech is a fundamental human right, get that into your broken skulls

They're regulating it to prevent what they consider a troubling menace peculiar to their society.

Here in Nigeria, fake news and hate speech are the most troubling menaces, followed by banditry/ Terrorism/Militancy like IPOB, Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants, etc.

Nobody is regulating free speech. That's another fake news and propaganda. Ironical, right? grin

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 6:13pm On Dec 15, 2020
AdolfAboki:


They're regulating it to prevent what they consider a troubling menace peculiar to their society.

Here in Nigeria, fake news and hate speech are the most troubling menaces, followed by banditry/ Terrorism/Militancy like IPOB, Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants, etc.

Nobody is regulating free speech. That's another fake news and propaganda. Ironical, right? grin

My brother, you've said it all.

God bless you, patriot!

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Muhylonaire007: 6:17pm On Dec 15, 2020
Ok
Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Ihatemumu: 6:17pm On Dec 15, 2020
SilverNorGold:


My brother, I know your hatred for President Mohammadu Buhari won't make you see reason, but it's okay. There's nothing I can do that will make you have a change of heart.. Cos your mind is already made up..

It's well, my beloved brother.. Enjoy the rest of your day.

God bless us all.
Go to Buhari farm your brothers are there.

GOD BLESS YOU TOO,

Sai Baba or Baba hoodlum

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by melaniaup: 6:18pm On Dec 15, 2020
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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Lovelies1: 6:19pm On Dec 15, 2020
This news will tinkle and sweetened a section of this country without them understanding the true meaning of it. They just want the bill to be quickly pass and become a law. So as to favor their stupid thoughts.


Check my signature

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by thundafire: 6:20pm On Dec 15, 2020
Our Assembly go soon do copy and paste. That's what they know

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Chukwudubem0: 6:20pm On Dec 15, 2020
AdolfAboki:


They're regulating it to prevent what they consider a troubling menace peculiar to their society.

Here in Nigeria, fake news and hate speech are the most troubling menaces, followed by banditry/ Terrorism/Militancy like IPOB, Boko Haram, Niger Delta Militants, etc.

Nobody is regulating free speech. That's another fake news and propaganda. Ironical, right? grin


Karma will see you

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 6:21pm On Dec 15, 2020
loyedammy:
All this Buharist no just wan get sense....they are only regulating Contents on child porn, violence, terrorist and those that decide to commit suicide online. They are not regulating free speech.

Free speech is a fundamental human right, get that into your broken skulls

Hate speech is free speech, you can't be picking and choosing.

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Nobody: 6:21pm On Dec 15, 2020
alright
Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by oloyedewaris(m): 6:22pm On Dec 15, 2020
What is nigeria waiting for

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by privaldo: 6:23pm On Dec 15, 2020
AdolfAboki:
A welcome idea. Nigeria should also follow suit. Hate speech and fake news are worse than terrorism!

May God Almighty help Nigeria.

What you tag hate speech is simply someone's freedom of expression. This is a democracy and until we stop "officially" being a democracy, you have no right to stop someone or a groups freedom of expression.

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by somebody02: 6:26pm On Dec 15, 2020
I'm more concerned about targeted ads.

Those folks have been stealing shitload of data.
Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by AdolfAboki(m): 6:26pm On Dec 15, 2020
privaldo:


What you tag hate speech is simply someone's freedom of expression. This is a democracy and until we stop "officially" being a democracy, you have no right to stop someone or a groups freedom of expression.

If it's capable of disrupting the peace of the society or capable of infringing on the rights of others, then it's an offence, and should be regulated.

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by AdolfAboki(m): 6:27pm On Dec 15, 2020
jajeri3216:


Hate speech is free speech, you can't be picking and choosing.


Freedom of speech is guaranteed, but there are limitations, hope you are aware?

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by Kano1stSon: 6:27pm On Dec 15, 2020
Now trip on that!
Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by femmyAdagba(m): 6:28pm On Dec 15, 2020
Do you know that the Government is still making Business transactions difficult through the banks.
I was told that as from January 2021, cheques for corporate accounts would be invalid and out of use.

Let's imagine a corporate / Company account with 100 leaflets of cheques and 30 pages have just been exhausted.
They will have to process the recent booklets AS IMPOSED BY THE CBN for a minimum of N5,000 .
let's multiply the N5,000 by the existing company / Corporate accounts that exists nationwide.

We must kick against this and I beg the mods to PLEASE MOVE THIS TO THE FRONT PAGE
Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by thebosstrevor1: 6:28pm On Dec 15, 2020
Good.

And that is what our social media bill is all about but our illiterate mobs that dont like to read will criticize it.


See them how they praise the bill

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Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by TalkTalkTwins(m): 6:29pm On Dec 15, 2020
Ok
Re: Social Media Bill: UK To Set New Regulations For Social Media Companies by King2019(m): 6:29pm On Dec 15, 2020
One thing I get here is SiverNorGold and AdolfAbokki are the same person

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