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UK Government Accuses Social Media Platforms of Turning a Blind Eye to Fraud

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The UK Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it felt social media companies were not doing enough to prevent scams from taking place on these platforms.

With the development of the digital world, many malicious individuals began to defraud people through social media applications. Now this situation has become so widespread in all kinds of social media applications from Instagram to TikTok that we are witnessing a new case of fraud every day.

Some governments and social media companies come up with investments and regulations from time to time to ensure security on social media. At a meeting of the British government today, the head of the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) Commission said social media companies were not doing enough to prevent fraud.

“Social media companies don’t work to prevent scams”

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The HEAD of DCMS in the UK held talks with representatives of Meta, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok regarding online security and online harm. Julian Knight, chairman of the British Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and also a Millet mp, said in a meeting with Facebook’s chief executive, Richard Earley, “It seems incredible to me and the public that you have been systematically making money from the difficult situations of your users over a period of time.” he stood out with his words. Knight has been using popular social media apps; He criticized trying to eradicate fraud on platforms, waiting for a legal regulation rather than reacting adequately.

Julian Knight, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, called popular social media apps an embarrassment at the meeting. Knight said social media platforms have been making money from fraud for many years. Social media giants have been trying to prevent this problem for years; Companies should repay the British public the amount they were defrauded of for scams on social media, chairman Knight said.

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