In its original form, the Online Safety Bill gave regulators wide-ranging powers to sanction digital and social media companies. Photo: Shutterstock
In its original form, the Online Safety Bill gave regulators wide-ranging powers to sanction digital and social media companies. Photo: Shutterstock
Britain

UK waters down Online Safety Bill after free speech outcry

  • UK government scraps plans to define and regulate ‘legal but harmful speech’ from Online Safety Bill
  • Britain had sought crack down on online racism, sexual abuse, bullying, fraud and other harmful material

In its original form, the Online Safety Bill gave regulators wide-ranging powers to sanction digital and social media companies. Photo: Shutterstock
In its original form, the Online Safety Bill gave regulators wide-ranging powers to sanction digital and social media companies. Photo: Shutterstock
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