Oct 11, 2017

Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse' tax

Facebook and Twitter could be asked to pay a tax to help fund educational campaigns about internet abuse. "Our ideas are ambitious - and rightly so. Collaboratively, government, industry, parents and communities can keep citizens safe online, but only by working together." In response to the consultation, Facebook said: "Our priority is to make Facebook a safe place for people of all ages which is why we spent a long time working with safety experts like the UK Safer Internet Centre, developing powerful tools to help people have a positive experience." A spokesperson for the NSPCC said keeping young people safe online was "The biggest child protection issue of our time". "Young people face a unique set of risks when using the internet and it is important any strategy recognises the challenges they face online and requires industry to act to protect them."

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