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UK Secretary Calls for ‘Online Abuse’ Tax for Social Media Companies - Breitbart News

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UK Secretary Calls for ‘Online Abuse’ Tax for Social Media Companies

by LUCAS NOLAN11 Oct 2017

The UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport has called for an “online abuse levy” against social media companies.

BBC News reports that Karen Bradley, the UK’s Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has called for social media companies to pay for the “undeniable suffering” that their platforms can cause. Bradley wants companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to agree to a “voluntary” code of conduct and fund anti-abuse and cyber-bullying campaigns.

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Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering issues of free speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_ or email him at lnolan@breitbart.com.