I’ve just recorded an interview with Konstantin Kisin and Francis Foster for Triggernometry about the Online Safety Bill, pointing out the risks it poses to free speech. People are far more sanguine about this Bill than they should be – it’s not as if we haven’t been warned. Nadine Dorries, who as Secretary of State at DCMS is responsible for this Bill, has already said that under the new regulatory regime created by the Bill Ofcom will be able to regulate what jokes we’re allowed to read or watch or hear on social media platforms and singled out Jimmy Carr’s controversial joke about the Holocaust as an example of what would be banned. You can watch my interview by clicking here.
Needless to say, the Free Speech Union is doing everything in its power to try to improve the Bill – and you can support that work by joining the FSU here. Membership fees start at £2.49 a month.