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UK MPs want to hold social media firms accountable for content

British MPs seek social media firms’ accountability for published content.

With social media being a possible driver of self-harm and suicide among the youth, the UK government is now taking matters into its own hands.

Authorities say a new regulatory system for social media companies should be created to address the problem.

Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahommed reports.

Produced by Rym Bendimerad.

Additionally, in an interview with Al Jazeera, Yair Cohen, a lawyer specialising in internet law and social media, says that it’s possible to create cross jurisdictional internet regulations to limit social media content and mitigate the harm it can inflict on children.