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Taming the tech giants is one thing. Giving free rein to censors quite another | Nick Cohen

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

There are plenty of ills for the online safety bill to tackle. But who decides what's right and wrong? Opposition to censorship should not be based on sympathy for the censored but fear of the censors. To loud applause, the UK government says it wants to implement the most far-reaching web regulation of any western democracy. Too few are noticing that the Conservatives' answer to the question of how to curb online hate is to give its politicians excessive powers and make Paul Dacre the country's internet censor-in-chief. The online safety bill will not only tell Facebook, Twitter...
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