By Najiyya Budaly (September 22, 2021, 6:29 PM BST) — A Google executive urged lawmakers on Wednesday not to tackle scammers using paid ads to commit fraud as part of a government bill designed to make social media companies responsible for policing such crimes on their sites.

Amanda Storey, director of trust and safety at Google in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said that fraudulent advertising should not be included in the forthcoming Online Safety Bill. The government published the draft online safety rules in May as it moved to make online companies such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. take responsibility for tackling and preventing fraud on their platforms….

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