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 Tagged with online safety bill


17 March 2022

The government is to introduce its long-awaited Online Safety Bill in Parliament on Thursday.

The bill is intended to tackle a wide range of harmful online content, such as cyber-bullying, pornography and material promoting self-harm.

Social networks could be fined or blocked if they fail to remove harmful content, and their bosses could be imprisoned for a lack of compliance.

Labour said the bill's delays meant disinformation in the UK was growing.

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There's also a useful guide by iNEQE here

24 January 2022

The draft online safety bill would not stop the sharing of "insidious" images of child abuse and violence against women and girls, MPs have said.

The Commons culture committee warned the government its proposed legislation is not clear or robust enough.

Content which is currently technically legal, such as deepfake pornography, still needs addressing, they said.

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06 December 2021

A report from a joint committee of MPs and Lords recommending what should be included in the Online Safety Bill is due in the next few days.

The landmark legislation is one of the first attempts to lay down in law a set of rules about how online platforms should deal with content.

Its remit is huge - too wide for some. But others say it doesn't go far enough.

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