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UK Bill Seeks to Remove Videos of Migrant Crossings

Tech platforms could be forced to remove videos that show “in a positive light” migrants arriving in Britain illegally using small boats, Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan said on Tuesday, as slated reforms seek to toughen digital laws.

At the same time as toughening its Online Safety Bill to mean tech bosses could be jailed, Donelan said the government also intended to add further amendments to the bill “to better tackle illegal immigration encouraged by organised gangs”.


The amendment seeks to make posting some videos that show migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats an offence by linking them to existing immigration offences.