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Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

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coffee
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Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#1 Postby coffee » November 3rd, 2018, 4:32 pm

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Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

Thought control by politicians, backed by the main stream media has led to ever more sinister intrusions into people's freedom to criticize public policy and assemble into campaign groups.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229013

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#2 Postby Alan H » November 3rd, 2018, 5:10 pm

What's this Bill going to do?
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#3 Postby coffee » November 4th, 2018, 11:57 am

I think the bill will place restriction on free speech.

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#4 Postby Alan H » November 4th, 2018, 1:34 pm

coffee wrote:I think the bill will place restriction on free speech.

How will it do that?
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#5 Postby coffee » November 4th, 2018, 6:04 pm

I can't remember

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#6 Postby Alan H » November 4th, 2018, 6:24 pm

Well, the Bill has not been published yet, so all we have is the brief summary:
A Bill to make administrators and moderators of certain online forums responsible for content published on those forums; to require such administrators and moderators to remove certain content; to require platforms to publish information about such forums; and for connected purposes.

Goodness knows what that means.

But it's a Private Member's Bill so unless it has solid Government backing, it will get nowhere.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#7 Postby animist » November 5th, 2018, 11:15 am

Alan H wrote:Well, the Bill has not been published yet, so all we have is the brief summary:
A Bill to make administrators and moderators of certain online forums responsible for content published on those forums; to require such administrators and moderators to remove certain content; to require platforms to publish information about such forums; and for connected purposes.

Goodness knows what that means.

But it's a Private Member's Bill so unless it has solid Government backing, it will get nowhere.
the Bill's author, Lucy Powell, MP, explains it here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ebook-bill. I will not be signing the petition.

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#8 Postby Alan H » November 5th, 2018, 11:55 am

animist wrote:the Bill's author, Lucy Powell, MP, explains it here: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ebook-bill. I will not be signing the petition.
Me neither. You should only let the Government decide what you can and can't say if you really, really trust them. And all future Governments.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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Re: Petition-Stop the Online Forums Bill 2017-18 becoming law.

#9 Postby Alan H » November 6th, 2018, 11:22 pm

This is interesting: 'Hate speech' The issue. The law. A possible way forward. By Jonathan Price

As I write this, reports are emerging that the UK government is preparing a white paper which proposes the establishment of a new domestic internet regulator similar to Ofcom, with a code to regulate content, and power to sanction companies for non-compliance. Content targeted would apparently include terrorist-related material, child abuse images, and ‘hate speech’.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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