Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The online safety bill

Today, the Online Safety Bill returned to the House of Commons – the first legislation of its kind in the world protecting children from harmful content online. 

  • For too long, platform growth has been prioritised above all else, leaving children exposed to harmful and inappropriate content online. 
  • So the government has committed to do more to protect children online through our world-leading Online Safety Bill. Under the Bill, platforms will be required under law to protect children and young people from all sorts of harm, from the most abhorrent child abuse to cyberbullying, to accessing pornography. 
  • The Bill will also protect freedom of speech by ensuring social media companies can no longer arbitrarily silence or cancel those they do not agree with - without any need for explanation or justification.

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