How UK’s Online Safety Bill fell victim to never-ending political crisis
The UK government has unveiled its Online Safety Bill, which seeks to tackle harmful content and behaviors online, including hate speech, child sexual exploitation, and disinformation. The bill will require tech companies to take more responsibility for user-generated content and set up systems for dealing with complaints and appeals. It will also introduce new criminal offenses for senior executives of social media platforms who fail to remove illegal content. The legislation has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it represents a major step forward in protecting vulnerable people online. However, some critics argue that it could place too much power in the hands of tech companies and restrict freedom of speech. They also say that the bill is too vague in some areas and could be difficult to enforce. To read more, use the button below to open the original external article.
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- March 29, 2023