Daily Mirror

‘Fine firms to stop banned online users’


SOCIAL media giants should be hit with fines if they cannot stop banned users setting up new accounts, MPs urged.

Politician­s, who carried out an inquiry, said the move would help to crack down on online abuse.

Chair of the Commons Petitions Committee Catherine McKinnell said: “Platforms should be taking proactive steps to create safer online spaces.”

Digital Minister Chris Philp said changes will be made to the Online Safety Bill, such as giving Ofcom more enforcemen­t powers.

Calls for action have mounted since Molly Russell, 14, died in 2017 after finding thousands of bits of content online on self-harm and suicide.

The Mirror is fighting to Keep Kids Safe Online.

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