Britain said has a planned new law would see social media companies fined up to 10 percent of turnover or 18 million British pounds (about N$355m) if they failed to stamp out online abuse such as racist hate crimes, while senior managers could also face criminal action. Al Jazeera reports that the bill will place a duty of care on social media firms and websites to ensure they take swift action to remove illegal content, such as hate crimes, harassment, and threats directed at individuals, including abuse which falls below the criminal threshold. There will also be a requirement to remove and limit the spread of material deemed to be “terrorist”, suicide content and child sexual abuse, which they would need to report to the authorities.