UK proposes rules to protect against anonymous online trolls
The UK Government has added two new duties to the proposed Online Safety Bill that are aimed at protecting people against anonymous online abuse. These measures would give users of “main social media firms” more control over who can interact with them and the type of content users see.
The Bill will apply to providers of regulated services both within the UK and outside the UK, if the service has a significant number of UK users, is targeted at UK users, or is accessible by UK users, and content presents a material risk of significant harm.
The two new duties will require service providers to give users the ability to block anonymous trolls and opt out of seeing harmful content.
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