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Tories back fight to JAIL web chiefs of social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok if they fail to crack down on harmful content Web giants to come under attack from MPs, children's charities and top Tories Campaigners will lobby Government to include tough criminal penalties for chiefs of social media firms in its flagship Online Harms Bill  MoS can reveal Labour is already plotting to join forces with backbench Tory MPs to push through changes to Bill, which will be unveiled in Queen's Speech Campaigners argue multi-million-pound fines won't be enough to make tech giants such as Facebook – which owns Instagram and WhatsApp – crack down on dangerous posts, racism and child abuse

By Helen Cahill For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 01:07 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 01:09 BST, 2 May 2021

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Social-media giants are set to come under ferocious attack from MPs, children's charities and top Tories who want bosses to serve prison sentences if they fail to crack down on harmful content.

Campaigners are gearing up to lobby the Government to include tough criminal penalties for the chiefs of firms such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok in its flagship Online Harms Bill. 

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The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Labour is already plotting to join forces with backbench Tory MPs to push through changes to the Bill, which will be unveiled in the Queen's Speech this month.

Critics claim the proposed legislation was watered down last year after the internet giants expressed 'concerns'. 

Social-media giants are set to come under ferocious attack from MPs, children's charities and top Tories who want bosses to serve prison sentences if they fail to crack down on harmful content

Social-media giants are set to come under ferocious attack from MPs, children's charities and top Tories who want bosses to serve prison sentences if they fail to crack down on harmful content

Campaigners are gearing up to lobby the Government to include tough criminal penalties for the chiefs of firms such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok in its flagship Online Harms Bill

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that Labour is already plotting to join forces with backbench Tory MPs to push through changes to the Bill, which will be unveiled in the Queen's Speech this month

Campaigners are gearing up to lobby the Government to include tough criminal penalties for the chiefs of firms such as Facebook, Twitter and TikTok in its flagship Online Harms Bill

The campaigners argue that current plans for multi-million-pound fines will not be enough to make tech giants such as Facebook – which owns Instagram and WhatsApp – crack down on dangerous posts, racism and child abuse.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) told the MoS it is gearing up to launch a huge drive to convince MPs that tougher rules for bosses are vital. 

And last night former Culture Secretary Baroness Nicky Morgan threw her weight behind the campaign, saying that making bosses personally culpable for

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