U.K. to Toughen New Social-Media Law, Threatening CEOs With Jail Time

From a Wall Street Journal story by Sam Schechner and Max Colchester headlined “U.K. to Toughen New Social-Media Law, Threatening CEOs With Jail Time”:

British legislators are set to approve a draft of a extensive new social-media bill that could see the chief executives of major tech firms held criminally liable if they don’t protect children from certain content online.

As the U.K. moves closer toward enacting new legislation that technology companies say is too restrictive, its Online Safety Bill aims to better protect adults and children from viewing certain online content, including fraud, revenge porn and sexual abuse.