ONLINE trolling will become a criminal offence following England’s Euro 2020 race-hate scandal.
“Cyber flashing” and encouraging people to self harm will also be criminalised in a major shake-up of the internet.
The Law Commission said current legislation fails to stop the harmful abuse peddled online.
The new law would cover anyone sending a post which is likely or intends to cause harm.
Sending explicit images without consent and encouraging self harm would also be illegal.
Prof Penney Lewis, of the Commission, said: “Online abuse can cause untold harm to those targeted. Change is needed.”
Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho were racially abused after the Euros final.
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