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Following the Facebook blackout, the UK is looking for a G7 consensus on the digital competition.

Britain is attempting to forge a G7 consensus about how to discourage major internet firms from leveraging their dominance, warning that a repeat of Facebook’s one-week media blackout in Australia would not be accepted. Facebook- Australia’s tech issue has led to increased international focus on the power possessed by big tech corporations. Britain is working on laws to monitor social media sites to deter the transmission of unlawful or extremist content and abuse.

Source: Reuters

Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-media-britain/uk-seeks-g7-consensus-on-digital-competition-after-facebook-blackout-idUSKBN2AQ2EJ

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