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UK to restrict Big Tech from ’discriminating’ based on political views

UK to restrict Big Tech from ’discriminating’ based on political views

The UK’s Govt. plans to ban technology companies from ’discriminating’ against particular political viewpoints, according to a press release about the new proposed Online Safety Bill. The anti-censorship clause is just a minor part of a much larger draft bill. ’When moderating content, companies will need to take into account the political context,’ the press release continued.

Tyreese 1 months

“Companies will also be forbidden from discriminating against particular political viewpoints and will need to apply protections equally to a range of political opinions, no matter their affiliation,” Please explain to me why the gizmodo journalist so vehemently espouses that equality is a stupid thing and only right wing people/white supremacists (yes, the article actually makes that correlation) would back it. Is the liberal extremist who wrote this saying that liberals do not want equal protections under the law? By definition, the only people who hate equality are prejudicial bigots. If right wing people are the ones who back EQUALITY, then good golly, I’d hate to be a liberal/bigot.

Endaro 1 months

Pretty incredible how these supposed “journalists” can just make crap up and offer no proof in their articles to substantiate their claims. They whine about misinformation, while they write misinformation. Hopefully better, smarter and more objective journalists emerge over time.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 1 months

How to recognize 🤡🌍: When other countries have better 1st Amendment protections than the US.

edwin 1 months

Wait a minute, Britain doesn't even have free speech, but they will go this far? WTF is congress doing with a thumb up their fourth point of contact.

Max Bants
Max Bants 1 months

This could have been you too, America. But you gave all 3 branches of your government to the creators of this nonsense.

Seekster 1 months

A surprise but a pleasant one. Maybe there is hope for a return to free speech in Britain.

Ddddd 1 months

Who is Matt Novak and why is he lying about online censorship? He can say whatever he wants on Twitter because he is gay and follows the BLM bull sh1t. He is a privileged white male but because he is gay he gets a pass? He is higher up on the woke heirarchy than women. Imagine that, a white male given more opportunities and a voice above almost all women. lol 😂

Mutatis 1 months

Meh, considering people are arrested for their speech in the UK, I will hold out on assuming this is as forthright as it might first appear.

Cory 1 months

The UK going anti censorship? That'll be a first

DScott 1 months

That’s exactly how we beat big tech censorship

Dave 1 months

Hopefully this is a sign that the pendulum is finally starting to swing back.

Tim Baker
Tim Baker 1 months

Wow wasn't expecting something like this. Maybe England will return to sanity eventually.

Arthur 1 months

The United States of America needs to do this ! And now!

Ddddd 1 months

All activists posing as journalists need to be doxxed. Instead they are lauded and protected by tech.

John 0 months

This gives me hope and if they pass the bill, frankly I might be moving to the UK.

Jon 1 months

Oh, please let us see big tech told to shut their yaps and stop moderating people's opinions. Please!

David Webb
David Webb 1 months

Authoritarian bill masquerading as protecting children and now they pretend they protecting political speech, oh the irony.

Morbo 1 months

Finally, thank you Boris. Another example of why Britain is best, take note Trump, you had four years a did sweet f all for conservative Americans online.

Barry 1 months

They'll just ban everything political. Then it's all being treated equally

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 1 months

I'm gonna call it now. Instead they'll just ban all political content.

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