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U.K. to Consider Holding Big Tech Liable for Hosting Scam Ads

  • Media regulator Ofcom told to sanction web companies
  • Report published Tuesday by a cross-party panel of lawmakers

U.K. ministers have been told they should make tech firms liable for hosting scam adverts.

Media regulator Ofcom should sanction web companies that consistently host paid advertising which leads to fraud or disinformation, according to a 194-page report published Tuesday by a cross-party panel of lawmakers.