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West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady to assist with online safety bill after racial insults were aimed at Heung-min Son

The English government will use West Ham United vice-chairman and Baroness Karren Brady to help deliver the Online Safety Bill, according to the Daily Mail.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is handling the bill designed to make technology giants accountable for harmful content on their platforms.

If the bill becomes law, Ofcom, the United Kingdom’s communication regulator, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, and social media companies can regulate things users see on social media.

Social media firms can receive fines of up to £18 million for failing to comply. The companies can also see their licenses revoked for repeat offences.

The government has drafted Brady’s expertise to assist with the bill. They hope the bill will help eradicate online hate and abuse.

The bill has become a popular topic after Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son suffered horrible online remarks yesterday.

Son scored to ensure a Spurs win over West Ham United and keep up the chase on Manchester United. The London club are challenging for a top-four spot.

However, he suffered reprehensible online racist abuse following his efforts. It is not the South Korean star’s first time dealing with insults of this nature.

A Chelsea fan allegedly racially abused Son earlier this season. The Blues gave the season ticket holder an indefinite ban.

Brady is a businesswoman with over 30 years of experience in football. She will now join the push for an important bill that factions such as Kick It Out are clamouring for.

The 53-year-old is a member of the House of Lords and a football expert. She is a valuable asset as Whitehall looks to pass the bill into law.

Brady was a crucial delegate in a recent conference call discussing the best way to deliver the new statute.

However, free speech advocates have continuously attacked the bill, claiming it will stifle ordinary people.

Some groups have even launched campaigns to resist the bill, scrutinising and criticising it. Former minister David Davis is one of those against it.

The former conservative MP claimed the move to police online abuse seems out of Orwell’s 1984.

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