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UK is all planning to keep social networks in check with internet safety regulator. Facebook
and various other smaller platforms might face huge fines if at all they fail to live up to their "duty of care"
to internet users.
These new measures are basically designed to make the internet a safer place and were announced jointly by the Home Office and Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
The regulator will ensure social media companies tackle a range of online problems which includes inciting violence, encouraging self-harm, spread of fake news, cyber bullying, children accessing inappropriate material, and child exploitation and abuse content. The government is trying to decide whether to appoint an existing regulator to the job or to create a brand-new regulator entirely for this purpose.