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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47019912

"Social media firms could be banned if they fail to remove harmful content, the health secretary has warned. "

First it was encryption, now it is social media :lol:
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(Original post by Decahedron)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47019912

"Social media firms could be banned if they fail to remove harmful content, the health secretary has warned. "

First it was encryption, now it is social media :lol:
It will go about as successfully as the proposed encryption ban.
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MPs should be forced to take a course on computer literacy so they will stop spouting such ignorant rubbish
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Hahaha
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(Original post by Decahedron)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47019912

"Social media firms could be banned if they fail to remove harmful content, the health secretary has warned. "

First it was encryption, now it is social media :lol:
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
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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.
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(Original post by ltsmith)
MPs should be forced to take a course on computer literacy so they will stop spouting such ignorant rubbish
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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.
When asked whether that legislation could include banning he said yes.
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(Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
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
They still haven't managed to implement that porn age restriction legislation which was supposed to be enforced in April last year.
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No concern over the supposed 5G radiation risks though. Nice to see the government has its priorities straight.
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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.
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LMAO.
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.
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When asked whether that legislation could include banning he said yes.
Right, i just watched the video, i thought the articles were supposed to summarize it all. But I'm interpreting his words differently, he says parliament has that sanction. I still think its the conservatives not understanding the root of the problem as usual though.
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Right, i just watched the video, i thought the articles were supposed to summarize it all. But I'm interpreting his words differently, he says parliament has that sanction. I still think its the conservatives not understanding the root of the problem as usual though.
Conservatives never understand, they just blame technology because they don't understand it. It is a much easier scapegoat than "we cut mental health services to the bone".
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(Original post by NotNotBatman)
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.
Because that is what it means, essentially. You "legislate" everything away that you don't like and voila, sheep like you can call it "legislation" instead of a ban.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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(Original post by eez)
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.
I mean... no. There's very little to stop someone who harrases you irl from doing it over the internet as well once you get home. Once you get a gang of people doing that it's not as easy as "lmao just shut ur eyes, close the screen haha"
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