In the United Kingdom, a lawmaker is proposing a new law that would force social media companies to identify users who break the law. It’s not the first time that an official has suggested this – it’s often been discussed in France – but it is the first time someone from another country has proposed this as a law.
A committee is looking at ways to make social media platforms more accountable for what they publish. They are also considering whether those platforms should be fined if they fail to take down content which violates publishers’ codes of conduct.
The way that social media companies run their businesses could soon shift drastically as a result of these efforts.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is only the most well-known of the many broadcast and print media in the UK.
Despite its name, BBC is not government-controlled and its independence has been a matter of debate.
BBC operates autonomously, and it has faced accusations in the past for leaning left in its coverage of world events.