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Government moves to protect free speech by ditching plans to outlaw ‘legal but harmful’ content online

Government moves to protect free speech by ditching plans to outlaw ‘legal but harmful’ content online
Paul Scully MP | CREDIT: UK Parliament
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
20 December, 2022 1 min read

Free speech campaigners have welcomed a government announcement to drop plans to ban ‘legal but harmful’ content on the internet.

The Online Safety Bill is currently being considered in Westminster after a delay due to lack of Parliamentary time.

While the bill contains uncontroversial plans to protect children from online harm, it also contained other more contentious measures that could have limited free speech.

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