Fines to be part of regulating social media

Ofcom will not hesitate to impose fines on social media firms who fail to deal with harmful content, its new boss has said.

The watchdog would also consider temporarily suspending platforms in extreme cases of harm.

Chief executive Dame Melanie Dawes set out the powers Ofcom would use if, as expected, it is appointed as regulator.

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