Britain Proposes Plan To Police Big Tech
On Wednesday, Britain introduced a plan that would grant the government more power to regulate internet content, according to The New York Times.
This move is an attempt to influence companies like Facebook and Youtube to monitor their platforms with more integrity. The British government's media regulator, called Ofcom, would be given new responsibilities while monitoring internet content.
Additionally, Ofcom would be given additional power to issue penalties against companies that aren't effectively combatting “harmful and illegal terrorist and child abuse content.” Rumors indicate that access to websites could be blocked or executives could be legally charged if websites are not complying.
However, the details for the plan have not been made public yet. The penalties that Ofcom could issue nor how the regulator would monitor the vast amount of data are yet to be disclosed.
On Wednesday, Britain introduced a plan that would grant the government more power to regulate internet content.