Top tech bosses such as Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and Tim Cook, will be personally responsible for ensuring the safety of children on their platforms, according to an Online Safety Bill update.
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The UK government looks set to compromise with backbench rebels that wanted personal liability and jail terms added to the Online Safety Bill. Previously, the maximum penalty was a fine on revenues.
Conservative Party rebels are trying to add an amendment to the Online Safety Bill that would see senior managers at tech firms receive jail terms if they don't implement measures to protect kids.
Meta is implementing age verification tools on its Facebook Dating service to ensure that only people 18 years old and above can use the service. Users can choose from two age verification options.
Ofcom has warned that some websites are not doing enough to tackle adult video content on their platforms. Its concerns fell mainly on smaller websites, which could be hurt by the measures.
In order to tackle the issue of inappropriate media exposure and to offer age-specific experiences, Instagram is introducing new ways to verify age including video selfies, and social vouching.
The United Kingdom is passing Online Safety Bill that will require porn websites to prevent underage access by putting in place an age verification system that will confirm they are over 18 years.
The UK's digital regulator Ofcom has published new findings about hateful content online. The statistics accompany new rules which could see adult websites introduce age-verification checks.
The UK government has shelved plans to introduce age checks for those wanting to view porn online. Instead, a regulator will ensure porn sites deliver a duty of care to improve online safety.
The U.K. could be set to get one or two internet regulators in future as the government works out its proposals for such an idea. It could see regulation of junk food ads, and content on social media.