BBC Breakfast host clashes with Labour’s Jon Ashworth – ‘It’s easy to complain!’

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BBC Breakfast host Sima Kotecha took Labour MP Jon Ashworth to task this morning, claiming it was “easy to complain” in opposition. Ms Kotecha grilled Mr Ashworth on Labour’s criticism of the Government for not doing enough to pressure social media platforms to remove anti-vaccine misinformation. This comes as Labour called for emergency laws to “stamp out dangerous” anti-vaccine content online.

She said: “Jon, some would say that sitting in opposition, saying Government should do x, y and z, is pretty easy.

“But what tangible steps would Labour do if they were in Government?”

Mr Ashworth responded: “We need more action when it comes to social media.

“We have to look at fines for social media companies.”

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