UK plans penalties for tech companies failing to act

Following the lead of Australia's moves to penalize technology companies that don't act fast enough to remove hateful content, the United Kingdom is moving to implement its own law called the 'online harms' act. It's created a proposal that now faces 12 weeks of public consultation and suggests that the government should create a regulator that establishes a code of practice for social networks/technology companies, giving the regulator enforcement powers, and that additional powers should be considered such as fining executives at tech companies. The proposal is a broad document that is designed to cover everything from terrorist content to the sale of illegal goods—and even cyber-bullying, trolling and fake news. It sets out a clear direction, despite being vague on details, which is something that few countries have been willing or able to do. While the proposal is targeted at issues that need addressing, it's problematic in many ways because it suggests merging –Internet regulation comes to the UK ↗