U.K. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to post content online that is deemed harmful in an “emotional, psychological, or physical” way.
The times reports that online trolls could face two years in prison for posting messages or media content that causes psychological harm under this new legislation.
A government spokesperson in a statement to the times said “We are making our laws fit for the digital age”.
The bill will be introduced to parliament next month will place restrictions on tech companies requiring them to remove content that may be legal but could be considered “harmful” to users.