Church of England calls for social media giants to be fined up to £50m

Church of England calls for social media giants to be fined up to £50m if they fail to protect children by removing harmful content within 24 hours Bishop of Gloucester, Rt Rev Rachel Treweek, criticised social media companies  She believes that they are not doing enough to protect children on social media  Rt Rev Treweek called on companies to take action and remove harmful content 

By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline

Published: 08:54 GMT, 1 February 2019 | Updated: 08:55 GMT, 1 February 2019

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The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rev Rachel Treweek, has called on social media companies to do more to protect children

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rev Rachel Treweek, has called on social media companies to do more to protect children

The Church of England has slammed social media companies and accused them of not doing enough to protect children online from abuse and bullying.

The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Rev Rachel Treweek, has spearheaded the Church's efforts to force companies to take action and remove harmful content on social media. 

She believes that more should be done to protect children from abuse, bullying and issues of low self-esteem online.  

The Bishop of Gloucester, the first female bishop, added that excuses made by firms for failing to take action were no longer sustainable. 

She told the Telegraph: 'They should stop

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