MPs need to back their welcome threats with force and stand up to social media giants for allowing extremist propaganda

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Tame the web

WILL our politicians back their welcome threats to the tech giants with force?

If not, it’s so much hot air — just what the social media firms are relying on.

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Amber Rudd’s new law compelling social media giants to hand over encrypted messages is a must for Britain’s security[/caption]

Home Secretary Amber Rudd intends a new law compelling WhatsApp and Facebook to hand over terror suspects’ encrypted messages. Good.

But if this super-rich US company still says no, our courts must levy massive penalties.​ Even​ ​a​ few million quid won’t hurt companies this vast. A ­percentage of their UK turnover would.

It was good to see the Home Affairs Committee tear into Facebook, Google and Twitter yesterday for the hatred and toxic extremist propaganda they host and even steer users towards.

They are just not serious about cleaning their sites up, nor about their responsibilities as the publishers they are.

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If tech giants refuse to hand over the messages, then our British courts must levy them with huge fines[/caption]

Their content should be governed by the same laws and penalties applied to everyone else. Policing it is no one’s problem but theirs.

Online anarchy has gone on far too long.

Button it Barnier

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is a puffed-up dandy with a God complex.

Small wonder, when his every ­utterance is treated as Holy Writ by worshipful Remainers.

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Even EU leaders have had enough of egomaniac Barnier proclaiming what Britain can and cannot do[/caption]

Every other day he hands down some ominous new edict: Britain cannot do this. Britain will not have that.

Remainers, unable to spot a negotiating position, rejoice at Brexit apparently getting its official comeuppance.

It is welcome, though, that EU leaders have had enough — and believe Barnier is acting way above his pay grade and without their full authority.

He is talking tough to increase his chances of becoming EU Commission President. But he will be a non-runner if he drives us towards the “no deal” door.

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Michel Barnier needs to be stopped and reminded that he is not the EU Commission President[/caption]

Brussels wants a deal. Telling Barnier to put a sock in it would make it more likely.

Labour cheats

VOTING twice at an election is a serious crime and must be treated as such.

Yet Corbyn-backing student Mohammad Zain Qureshi did that in June and escaped with a £150 fine and a three-year ban from voting. Both are derisory.

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Corbyn’s left-wing fanatic who voted twice deserved to be banned from any elections for a decade[/caption]

He should be barred for a decade, not given the nod to vote at the next scheduled election.

What deterrent is that to left-wing zealots, registered at both their parents’ home and university, who consider casting multiple votes for ­Corbyn their moral duty?

The Electoral Commission had up to 1,000 complaints about illegal voting last June.

Labour won two seats by just 20 and 48. In an even tighter election, fraud could hand power to Marxists.

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If the next election is tighter, Labour can be in 10 Downing Street with the help of some left-wing zealot fraud.

Tougher sentences are vital.

But the Commission can no longer just trust Corbyn’s fans to respect democracy.

It must ensure they only register once.

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