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Britain is taking a major step toward authoritarianism.

The U.K. government has announced plans to tackle "content that is harmful but not necessarily illegal." This will include trolling and disinformation. In other words, if the government decides that what you are saying is false, they will force social media companies to remove your content. This gives the government nightmarish powers to decide what is and isn't true and what can and can not be discussed. Moreover, social media which does not comply with these regulations will be blocked in Britain.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/the-uk-is-going-after-big-tech-over-harmful-content.html
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5 points

Britain is taking a major step toward authoritarianism.

Hello W:

They are - along with the rest of the world.. I thought we'd learned our lesson with authoritarians.. Guess not, huh?

We're in for some dark times.. Shelter at home.

excon

2 points

Yeah, it seems that we as a species never learn the lesson about authoritarianism.

3 points

The British government has been methodically removing internet freedoms since at least 2010 when the first Digital Economy Act was passed into law. I tried warning people about which direction it was heading but nobody wanted to listen to me.

2 points

It's hard because most people don't even pay attention to these things. Or if they do they often just read the headlines "Oh reduce harmful content online? I don't like harm!".

If the government starts deciding what is and isn't true it's on a level with Chinese internet censorship.

AlofRI(2826) Clarified
1 point

So, WinstonC, just WHO should decide?? The religious?, The corporations? Each state make their own decisions?? (That would be a bigger mess!), Each one of us make our own decision?? (That's what's causing the problem NOW!)

Your solution, pray tell ;-)

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The British government has been methodically removing internet freedoms

Like the right to critisize religion..... if it's from the Middle East...

Hootie(678) Disputed
1 point

Like the right to critisize religion..... if it's from the Middle East.

All of the major monotheistic religions are from the Middle East you astonishingly stupid halfwit (i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam). Shut your depressingly stupid mouth.

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I tried warning people about which direction it was heading but nobody wanted to listen to me.

No one listens to a person who attacks them instantly no matter what they say. Maybe you should learn some people skills.

Hootie(678) Disputed
1 point

No one listens to a person who attacks them instantly no matter what they say.

I attack you because you're a pathological liar and a fascist who has just spent the past four days trying to convince people that the Nazis were left wing. If you don't want to be attacked then stop telling outrageous lies like I attack everybody instantly for no reason. You are a natural born liar who sits on the internet all day quoting Mussolini speeches. Go fuck yourself.

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Free speech is a human right...........................................................................................................................................................................................................

AlofRI(2826) Clarified
1 point

You are correct … or at least I agree.

I would also state that freedom of religion is also a human right. Of ANY religion … or none. Would YOU agree??