UK TO FINE FACEBOOK, GOOGLE FOR HOSTING TERRORIST CONTENT | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UK TO FINE FACEBOOK, GOOGLE FOR HOSTING TERRORIST CONTENT

The cat and mouse game between the world's largest media company and global governments continues.
Just days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for more government regulation in an attempt to mollify the company's growing critics, while seeking to squash smaller competitors as well as give governments a legitimate reason to enforce censorship and chip away at freedom of speech in order to comply with Facebook's mysterious "community standards", the company and its tech peers are facing a new UK law that will impose "substantial" fines, or even ban companies if they don’t act swiftly enough to remove content that encourages terrorism and child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Additionally, hinting that Facebook is now openly seen as a media empire instead of merely a distributor of content, the companies’ directors could also be held personally liable if illegal content is not taken down within a short and pre-determined time-frame, the UK's Home Office said, which is also seeking to tackle the spread of fake news and interference in elections.

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