Facebook, Twitter Face a UK Levy If Cyber Bullying Not Tackled

Social-media giants such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. will have to reveal the scale of cyber bullying in the U.K. and face being made to pay the cost of dealing with it.

Under the latest guidance by the U.K. government, technology companies will be required to publish an annual report on how complaints are handled, the reported abuse that is pulled down and the extent of their efforts to moderate bullying or offensive content about children, women, gay people or religions.

One of the proposals is for “an industry-wide levy so social-media companies and communication service providers contribute to raise awareness and counter internet harms,”​ according to a statement published Wednesday that didn’t give further details.

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“Behavior that is unacceptable in real life is unacceptable on a computer screen,” Culture Secretary

Read more at: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-10/facebook-twitter-face-a-u-k-levy-if-cyber-bullying-not-tackled