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Britain mulls an 'abuse tax' on social media platforms

Oct 11, 2017, 6:44 AM EDT
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Britain’s Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has proposed an “abuse tax” on social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to fund action against cyber-bullying, trolling, abuse and under-age access to porn.

The proposal is a part of a drive to make the U.K. the safest country in the world to be online, writes Independent. Bradley called on the social media groups to report the scale of online hate and adopt a voluntary code of practice to make a safe online environment for people of all ages.

Bradley advocated a “collaborative approach” with the internet groups, adding that legislation would take “far too long,” notes the BBC

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