Sunday, March 26

A new British law could send Zuckerberg to prison | Digital Trends Spanish

The last few months have not been good for Mark Zuckerberg. The businessman is accused that his Meta company has not been sufficiently concerned about the privacy of users of the Facebook social network.

This has gone hand in hand with a considerable drop in the number of people using the platform, probably the most important in its history.

Now, a set of nine laws that should be passed in the UK could send the CEO to prison.

Zuckerberg and other tech company executives could face such a sentence if their platforms don’t block potentially harmful content under upcoming UK online safety laws.

According to Nadine Dorries, both Zuckerberg and other executives could be jailed if they do not comply with the new legislation once it takes effect.

The official explains that the penalty for not removing illegal content from social networks could reach up to two years in prison.

The intention of the authorities is that the law is a kind of warning for those in charge of online platforms so that they “start doing what they should do.”

A few days ago, the British government announced that several criminal offenses would have been incorporated into this bill, including revenge pornography, fraud, the sale of illegal drugs or weapons, hate crimes, human trafficking , the promotion or facilitation of suicide and sexual exploitation.

“What tech companies need to do now is remove those harmful algorithms from their platforms. Stop directing people to suicide chat rooms, stop allowing hate, stop allowing human trafficking, stop allowing threats of hate, violence and rape, and take it all down now,” says Dorries.

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