Twitter’s Head of UK Public Policy says Online Safety Bill needs more clarity
Twitter’s Head of UK Public Policy, Katy Minshall, claims that the government’s plans for social media regulation need “far more clarity”.
The draft Online Safety Bill has failed to answer key questions such as how to define legal but harmful material.
Under the draft Online Safety Bill, the regulator Ofcom would have the power to fine social media platforms which fail to comply with the new laws.
Ofcom would also be given the power to block services from the UK if they present a risk of significant harm.
Minshall claimed that clamping down on anonymous accounts would “fail to deal with the problems of online abuse” and could damage people who rely on “pseudonymity”, such as young people exploring their sexuality or victims of abuse looking online for help and support.