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Is the government’s Online Harms Bill fit for purpose?

By Akash Thiara, a Placement Student with the Electoral Reform Society from the University of Nottingham. After a long delay, the government has finally released plans to tackle ‘online harms’. The online harms bill, which...

Posted 04 Jan 2021

The government must be more transparent in what is meant by harmful content

Tackling online harms to our democracy must be a priority 

Last week, the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee criticised the government for its repeated delays in publishing legislation to tackle online harms. In a statement calling for urgent action, committee...

Posted 20 Oct 2020

The white paper makes scant references to online harms to our democracy