A BIG STEP TOWARDS ONLINE SAFETY BY THE UK GOVERNMENT

However, the exact checking of the exact age of the user is not being done by any of these social media platforms. After this new bill is passed, all these social media platforms will be obliged to explain their unique way how they are implementing age verification technologies.

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A BIG STEP TOWARDS ONLINE SAFETY BY THE UK GOVERNMENT

Before the upcoming summer season, the United Kingdom proposes to pass a bill that highlights police the internet. In today’s date, several social media intend to control by adding a minimum age for the audience as well we parental controls. However, the exact checking of the exact age of the user is not being done by any of these social media platforms. After this new bill is passed, all these social media platforms will be obliged to explain their unique way how they are implementing age verification technologies. Molly Russell, a teenager has been reported to lose her life after watching suicide as well as self-harm content online. Ian Russell, the father of the teenager accused the bill to be ‘watered down’ and highlighted some political influence for passing the bill more quickly. Whereas Ms Donelan has firmly highlighted the statement of the devastated parent to be a “misunderstanding” and she confirmed to the BBC radio that no decision is being watered down when it concerns the children of the society. The bill has been intended to emphasize more that there are no changes for the children.

The bill is quite complicated, and this has many different aspects. The Secretary for the state for digital, Donelan has also confirmed on air that the intention of the bill is not to remove anything when it concerns the children of the society, as they are not doing so.

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Control of users

Previously the bill had a section which required ‘the largest, highest-risk platforms’ which were responsible for tackling some materials used by adults which are legal but harmful for the users. For example, social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc. have been told to take measures to save people from being exposed to dangerous content such as eating disorControl of users Previously the bill had a section which required ‘the largest, highest-risk platforms’ which were responsible for tackling some materials used by adults which are legal but harmful for the users. For example, social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram etc. have been told to take measures to save people from being exposed to dangerous content such as eating disorders, self-harm, misogynistic post and so on.

Although this bill has been criticised, however, this showed a way for companies to censor legal speech and warned companies from circulating such harmful content. Former Conservative leadership candidate Kemi Badenoch commented this bill is “legislating for hurt feelings”.

In this new bill, this requirement has been removed. A brand-new system has been introduced by the tech giants that will allow adults to have more control and more filter for whatever they are watching online. The present Secretary for the state for digital, Donelan has confirmed that the removal of the previous section is not for pushing people in danger whereas the additional segment will help the tech companies to have the expertise to protect people online. And they have full faith in these big organizations that have the capital and technologies to meet this expectation. Those who will not follow the legislation might have huge fines and damage to their reputation.

In the new system, adults will be able to access and post everything legal with the consent of the platform’s terms of service. David Davis, the former minister was one of the nine senior conservation personnel has given a written statement to the cultural secretory Nadine Dorries by warning of the legal but harmful provision which is a threat to free speech.

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A BIG STEP TOWARDS ONLINE SAFETY BY THE UK GOVERNMENT
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However, the exact checking of the exact age of the user is not being done by any of these social media platforms. After this new bill is passed, all these social media platforms will be obliged to explain their unique way how they are implementing age verification technologies.
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THE POLICY TIMES