UK Health secretary tells social media firms to protect children after girl’s death

Social media companies are facing renewed demands from the government to protect children from harmful online content, amid growing concerns over suicide and self-harm among teenagers.

Matt Hancock, the health secretary, has warned companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter that he will use the law to force them to act should they fail to remove inappropriate content. He warns that the benefits of new technology could be “lost because of reasonable concerns about its risks”.

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