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Three major broadband providers have given their backing to the idea of imposing tighter regulation on internet companies in the UK.

The House of Lords Communications Committee this week met with stakeholders from the industry to discuss the case for a new regulatory framework for the internet.

Among the issues discussed were whether online platforms should be held liable for the content that they host and what rules should govern video on-demand services and TV-like content.

Daniel Butler, Head of Public Affairs and Policy at Virgin Media, Adam Kinsley, Director of Policy at Sky and Iain Wood, Director of Corporate Affairs and Regulation at TalkTalk all backed the idea of creating a new watchdog to scrutinise internet companies, or expanding the responsibilities of an existing regulator.

The industry stakeholders also called for transparency standards for content moderation, as well as for more to be done to ensure children can use the internet safely.

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