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Online platforms to be legally responsible for fraudulent ads after UK government U-turn

By Fiona Maxwell
  • 08 Mar 2022 22:30
  • 08 Mar 2022 15:58
Google, Meta and other tech giants will be legally responsible for scam ads placed on their sites as the UK government announced today that it would heed months of calls to amend its online safety law.
A new legal requirement will be added to the UK’s draft Online Safety Bill,

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Fiona Maxwell

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Fiona Maxwell is a financial services senior correspondent at MLex in London. She began her career as a reporter for, writing about EU post-crisis regulation, and later worked for POLITICO in Brussels, covering the intersect between financial policy and politics. Prior to joining MLex, Fiona worked at the Bank of England as a policy adviser in the prudential policy directorate.

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