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UK MPs call for tougher takedown law for hate speech

Monday 1 May 2017 | 15:50 CET | News
The UK parliament's Home Affairs Committee has strongly criticised social media companies for failing to take down and take sufficiently seriously illegal content. A report by the Committee recommends the government should assess whether failure to remove illegal material is in itself a crime and, if not, how the law should be strengthened. They recommend that the government also consult on a system of escalating sanctions to include meaningful fines for social media companies which fail to remove illegal content within a strict timeframe.

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