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UK lawmakers to grill Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok over online safety

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th October, 2021 04:06:18 PM
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UK lawmakers to grill Facebook, Google, Twitter and TikTok over online safety

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British lawmakers are set to grill Facebook and other tech giants Thursday over how they handle online safety as European efforts to regulate social media companies gain momentum, reports AP.

Representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter, and TikTok will be questioned by members of a parliamentary committee scrutinising the British government's draft online safety legislation.

Governments on both sides of the Atlantic want tougher rules aimed at protecting social media users, especially younger ones. UK lawmakers are questioning researchers, journalists, tech executives, and other experts for a report to the government on how to improve the final version of the online safety bill.

The hearing comes the same week YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat were questioned by a US Senate panel.