UK Dead Set On Invasively Controlling The Internet
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Sat May 20 04:09:42 PDT 2017
Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the
internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online.
Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which
makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes
the government intends to introduce huge restrictions on what people
can post, share and publish online.
The plans will allow Britain to become "the global leader in the
regulation of the use of personal data and the internet"
It comes just soon after the Investigatory Powers Act came into law.
That legislation allowed the government to force internet companies to
keep records on their customers' browsing histories, as well as giving
ministers the power to break apps like WhatsApp so that messages can
the government will work even harder to ensure there is no "safe space
The new rules would include laws that make it harder than ever to access porn
The government will be able to place restrictions on seeing adult
content and any exceptions would have to be justified to ministers
Tech companies would be forced to help, and pay a tax to support,
controversial government schemes like its Prevent strategy to promote
extremist government narratives.
will also seek to regulate the kind of news that is posted online and
how companies are paid for it.
If internet companies refuse to comply there will be a strict and
strong set of ways to punish them.
"We will introduce a sanctions regime and anticipate and reject
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