LOTS of MPs want social media bosses to be sent to prison if they don’t protect children’s online safety.
A group of Conservative MPs are calling for the Government to introduce tougher rules for those in charge of sites such as Facebook and Twitter, who they say aren’t doing enough to protect young people.
The MPs have signed an amendment (a change) to the UK’s Online Safety Bill, which could see bosses being jailed for up to two years if they break the new laws. The Labour Party is also backing the change, along with the children’s charity, the NSPCC.
The Online Safety Bill aims to protect children and young people from harmful content online by removing it or stopping it from being posted in the first place.
A Downing Street spokesperson said: “Our aim is to hold to account social media platforms for harmful content, while also ensuring the UK remains a great place to invest and grow a tech business. We will carefully consider all the proposed amendments to the online safety bill.”
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