UK to Force Internet Companies to Curb Foreign ‘Disinformation’

The UK will force owners of apps such as social media and search engines to curb “state-linked disinformation” or face fines with an amendment to its sweeping new upcoming online safety law.

Owners of platforms where people can post their own content will have a legal duty to pro-actively curtail posts backed by overseas governments aimed at “interfering with the UK,” the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said in a statement Monday.