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Introduce fines for social media sites that host scam adverts

Submitted by Ronald Tocknell on Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Published on Wednesday 9th November 2022

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 9th May 2023

Current Signatures: 15
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Create ~ FINES ~ Media ~ Money ~ SCAM ~ Social media ~ The Government ~ Up ~ Victim

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Introduce fines for social media sites that host scam adverts

Petition Details

We want the Government to make social media sites financially accountable for hosting advertisements that turn out to be scams. Where it is found that an advert was a scam, any website hosting this should be subject to heavy fines.

Additional Information

Too many social media sites host adverts that turn out to be scams. Victims can end up losing significant sums of money, with no recourse.

Social media sites hosting adverts can and should check the veracity of advertisers before publishing ads. Fines for publishing adverts that turn out to be scams would create financial incentives to do so.


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