The government’s tech clampdown demonstrates its misplaced priorities


Matthew Lesh comments for Reuters

Matthew Lesh, IEA Head of Public Policy, has commented for Reuters on the government’s misplaced priorities following its toughening of tech regulation.

“The focus on criminal sanctions for tech bosses, during a free speech clampdown in Russia, is frankly horrifying”

“The planned new communications offences will force platforms to remove speech merely on the suspicion that it could cause psychological harm,” he added.”

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