Daily Mail published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson promises criminal action against those sharing ‘foul’ material online” – below is their description.
The premier said there would be ‘tough sentences’ for those behind abusive and extremist content posted to social media sites, as he faced Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament. He sounded the warning to internet giants as he told MPs the Online Harms Bill will make progress in the Commons before Christmas. The legislation is expected to force the biggest tech firms, such as Facebook and Google, to abide by a duty of care to users, overseen by Ofcom as the new regulator for the sector. Mr Johnson was pushed by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer to use the ‘inescapable desire’ of MPs, in the aftermath of the killing of Conservative Sir David Amess to ‘clamp down on the extremism, the hate and the abuse that festers online’.Daily Mail YouTube Channel
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