The government wants Facebook to let you mass delete all your cringe teen posts

Author: Gianluca Mezzofiore / Source: Mashable Image: Shutterstock / sergey causelove Have you always dreamed of deleting all your cring

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Have you always dreamed of deleting all your cringey, pre-18 social media history without having to check each post one by one?

The Conservative Party is here to serve you.

Under campaign pledges announced by UK Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of the June 8 snap elections, social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter will be forced to allow people to wipe out their whole pre-adulthood posting history.

It’s a sort of “right to remove” or “right to innocence” measure, and companies that fail to do that could face fines.

“The internet has brought a wealth of opportunity but also significant new risks which have evolved faster than society’s response to them,” May said.

“We want social media companies to do more to help redress the balance and will take action to make sure they do.”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said she already had “early conversations” with social media companies which showed they were willing to work with…

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