Abusive social media users who persistently spread racial hatred online could be given "internet Asbos" blocking them from sites such as Twitter and Facebook under proposals to tackle rising levels of anti-Semitism.
A group of MPs called on the Crown Prosecution Service to examine whether prevention orders similar to those which can be used to restrict sex offenders' online access could be applied to hate crimes. They could be imposed to bar "determined" perpetrators from social media, the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry Into anti-Semitism suggests.
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The Information Commissioner's Office said in a statement that it required the search engine to sign a "formal undertaking" that it would make the changes by June 30 and take further steps in the next two years.
Social networking site Facebook has reported revenue growth of 49% in the last three months of 2014.
The site made $3.85 billion in the final quarter of last year, compared to $2.59 billion over the same period in 2013.
The site has attributed the growth to the strength of mobile advertising.
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