Ministers set to unveil tough new crackdown to block harmful websites

Ministers are set to unveil a tough new crackdown to block harmful websites so children are not exposed to cyberbullying, pornography and self-harm images online Ofcom will be given the power to ensure the removal of child abuse images  Online companies will need to sign up and agree to a duty of care for minors    If youngsters are exposed to cyberbullying, porn and self-harm content, companies can be prosecuted or fined 

By Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:40 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 08:37 GMT, 12 February 2020

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Ministers will today unveil greater powers to block harmful websites in a bid to protect children.

They will give the broadcasting regulator Ofcom wide authority to ensure child abuse images and posts promoting terror are taken down.

Online firms will have to sign up to a new duty of care – with the threat of huge fines or prosecution if they fail to protect youngsters

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