UK's Tech Backlash Could Change the Internet
THE UK'S TECH BACKLASH COULD CHANGE THE INTERNET
· 04.09.19 07:00 AM
a swipe at global internet giants Monday, suggesting rules that would require the companies to proactively remove content the government views as illegal or “harmful,” and giving the government the right to shut down offending sites.
The proposals, contained in a 102-page white paper, are aimed at combating the spread of , , , and child exploitation. If enacted as described, they would constitute some of the most stringent and far-reaching restrictions on by a major western democracy. But critics said the proposals fail to balance curbing harmful speech with free expression.