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Facebook, Google and other tech firms must verify identities under proposed UK law

Facebook, Google and other tech firms must verify identities under proposed UK law

The UK government is introducing a bill that will require Facebook, Google and other tech platforms to verify the identities of users. The measure is part of the government's Online Safety Bill announced last year and is ostensibly designed to help users block anonymous trolls online. “Tech firms have a responsibility to stop anonymous trolls polluting their platforms,” said UK digital Minister Nadine Dorries in a statement.

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