MPs should be forced to take a course on computer literacy so they will stop spouting such ignorant rubbish
Uh oh, the health secretary has no flipping idea what's waiting for him if he goes ahead with that idea...
My advice to him would be watch out for this (spoiler)
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Welcome to New China.
...except we have nowhere near the same resources, know-how, or motives that the Chinese government has and it will never happen
Why are the BBC twisting words ?
Matt Hancock didnt use the word ban and I don't see how it can be interpreted that way, he said we must legislate.
No concern over the supposed 5G radiation risks though. Nice to see the government has its priorities straight.
The feeling behind this is right. Suicidal things shouldn't be exposed to young children and shouldn't be that easily accessible. It's how I learnt all the methods to kill myself when I was young too. Either social media is more strict about their content or they face the consequence of being banned. No one cares about the fact that people use these things to kill themselves but banning they might care about. We have our priorities right.
More empty threats from a government desperately trying to capture some short term political advantage.
Crime gangs using the dark web to sell class a narcotics, fake passports and military grade weapons.
But the politicians prefer to bluster threats over unpleasant photos/videos/comments on social media.
A lot of facebook's content reports are reviewed by actual humans, so one could be forgiven if they're a bit slow on getting through their images of violence, suicide, abuse and other general nasty on the daily.
It's a bit of a shame that MPs don't bother to do any research on tech stuff before they go ham on arguing about it.
cyber bullying is a myth, its easy to dodge it yet people still go back for more? i guess people will do anything for attention nowadays. blaming social media is wrong.
He didn't use the word "ban". He said: "If we think they [social media companies] need to do things they are refusing to do, then we can and we must legislate."