Government Control over the Flow of Information: Lord Sumption on the Online Safety Bill

Episode 169,   Oct 06, 2022, 03:15 AM

"Government control over the flow of information": Lord Sumption speaks out against the threat to freedom of speech posed by the Online Safety Bill.

The Online Safety Bill is currently making its way through the House of Commons. The Bill’s concept of “legal but harmful” user-generated content is controversial, and has attracted criticism from high places, not least of all from former Supreme Court judge Jonathan Sumption. Lord Sumption joins Rosalind English in this episode to discuss the problems involved in defining this kind of harm and the concepts of “misinformation and disinformation” in the Bill.

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