RISHI Sunak will accelerate plans to regulate Netflix in the wake of outrage over the Harry and Meghan documentary.
The prime minister will reintroduce plans to give television watchdog Ofcom the power to improve streaming services to break strict broadcasting rules.
Netflix is currently exempt as it is based in the Netherlands.
The maximum fine for breaching the code will be £250,000 or an amount of up to five per cent of their revenue – whichever is higher.
It also means that shows can be forced to carry warnings or disclaimers about controversial content.
Netflix has been accused of misleading viewers on Harry & Meghan after an image used in the documentary’s trailer was later shown at the Harry Potter premiere.
Culture Secretary Michelle Donnellan hopes to roll out the powers in the Media Act early next year.
The couple faced a “fake” storm with other segments of the footage being questioned.
At least four images used to promote the controversial docuseries are not what they seem, while another image has been selectively edited.
Netflix is accused of trying to pass off footage of Katie Price as evidence of the couple being “hunted” by the media.
This is despite Meghan and Harry claiming time and again that they want to reveal “the truth”.
Harry is heard telling viewers: “Nobody knows the whole truth. We know the whole truth.”
But in the tail end of the 63-second promo, the streaming giant found itself accused of painting the wrong picture.
In one scene, Harry, 38, tells how he feared Meghan, 41, would be treated like his late mother, Princess Diana.
He adds, “I was terrified. I don’t want history to repeat itself.” As his words show, camera crews are seen racing to an unseen target.
But he is, in fact, former model Price who left Crawley Magistrates Court last December.
Viewers also noted that the shots were “flipped” to give a different angle.
The trailer also gives the impression that the photographer secretly took a picture of the family.
But the image came from a visit by the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town in 2019.
In a third scene, press is seen crowding around a car before the trailer cuts to Megan as she wipes tears from her eyes.
But experts have concluded that Meghan was not in the car, which instead carried Trump’s ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, on his way to jail in New York in 2019.
The dispute over the integrity of the trailer came a day after The Sun revealed that the first promo also used a “false” image.
Tell us how a photo was taken of the press “haunting” the couple at the Harry Potter premiere in 2011 — five years before Harry and Meghan met.
Another photo of Harry protecting his face was taken when he was dating Chelsy Davy in 2007.
Ingrid Seward, Editor-in-Chief of Majesty magazine, said: “Inaccurate images undermine the validity of what Harry and Meghan are trying to say. It makes them the object of ridicule.
“If you are going to criticize the monarchy, you have to make sure that everything you say or do is absolutely correct.”
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