UK’s Revamped Online Safety Bill Still Contentious

Malcolm Hudson
By Malcolm Hudson
November 29, 2022NTD UK News

In a partial win for free speech advocates, the UK government has dropped plans that would have forced social media companies to take down so-called legal but harmful content. Critics said the vague wording in the Online Safety Bill could have led to censorship, but the new changes have been called a “watering down” of rules designed to reduce content encouraging self-harm.

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