Society and Culture

Online Safety Bill a threat to free speech

Matthew Lesh comments in City AM

The long awaited Online Safety Bill was put before Parliament last week, leading to criticism over erosion of free speech principles and online expression.

The Bill will force social media platforms to tackle ‘legal but harmful’ content, raising fears of online censorship.

Commenting on the proposals in City AM, IEA Head of Public Policy Matthew Lesh warned Companies will likely “become overzealous” in removing content that is both unlawful and lawful in a bid to avoid fines or other repercussions.

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