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Platform bosses must face swifter liability threat under UK online harms law, minister urges

Directors at large technology platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok may be facing the prospect of criminal liability and even jail in the UK over harmful online content sooner than expected.

They should be exposed to criminal liability within months of the country's Online Safety Bill coming into force rather than the

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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