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UK culture secretary proposes levy on web giants in support for safer internet

Wednesday 11 October 2017 | 13:42 CET | News
UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley is proposing new measures aimed at cracking down on dangers like cyber-bullying, with the publication of a green paper on the government's strategy for online safety. The document, open to consultation until 07 December, recommends a new social media code of practice and an industry-wide levy for social media companies and communication service providers, which will contribute to raising awareness and countering internet harms.

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