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Ofcom chief executive says fines must be part of regime for regulating social media

Tuesday 23 June 2020 | 14:44 CET | News
The new chief executive of UK regulator Ofcom, Dame Melanie Dawes, has told MPs that it would not hesitate to fine social media companies who fail to deal with harmful online content, BBC News reports.

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