UK Gov’t Vows to Jail Big Tech Execs Who Refuse To Censor Independent Media

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UK gov't to jail social media executives who refuse to censor independent media online

Social media executives who refuse to censor independent media outlets and ‘hateful’ content online will be jailed in the UK, under new proposals announced by a British government minister.

Technology and Science Secretary Michelle Donelan has announced plans to see social media executives thrown in jail if they fail to censor so-called “harmful” content online.

Breitbart.com reports: The jail threat is to be part of the UK’s Online Safety Bill, a widespread censorship plan that some tech giants claim will also effectively ban end-to-end encryption for private internet users.

As it currently stands, the bill will give control of social media regulation to Britain’s broadcasting regulator Ofcom, which mandates platforms under its control to censor “all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify hatred” based on various progressive characteristics, including transgenderism.

According to a report by The Telegraph, Donelan has now confirmed that she wants any social media boss who ignores the new restrictions to be jailed, justifying such an extreme measure with reference to protecting children.

Such a measure will reportedly be used as a last resort to deal with executives that “have consented or connived in ignoring enforceable requirements” to censor content, including so-called “disinformation” from a foreign state, which government officials claim would amount to “risking serious harm to children”.

Companies will also face fines of up to 10 per cent of their global revenue should they dare to ignore Britain’s demands to preemptively delete or obscure posts violating its coming censorship regime.

Backed by wide-swathes of the Tory party, the Online Safety Bill has been met with horror from a number of big tech companies, who have warned that the legislation would effectively kill privacy on many parts of the internet.

Both Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service, as well as one of its main rivals, Signal, have warned that measures requiring them to automatically detect child abuse material in private messages would effectively destroy end-to-end encryption and enforce a system of mandatory surveillance on its user base.

The two platforms have now both vowed to leave the UK market if the bill is made law.

“[W]e would absolutely 100% walk rather than ever undermine the trust that people place in us to provide a truly private means of communication,” Signal President Meredith Whittaker previously told the BBC regarding the legislation.

“We have never weakened our privacy promises, and we never would,” she went on to say.

Regardless, the idea that handing control of the internet to Ofcom to increase child safety is questionable, given their censorship of UK television is already allowing concerning material to be broadcast.

For example, the country’s publicly-funded Channel 4 recently aired a programme that involved transgender individuals stripping naked in front of children in order to “educate them”.

The show has been praised as depicting a “truly powerful moment” of trans people stripping naked in front of children, with the show garnering just under 1,000 official complaints from the public. There has been no indication that the broadcast of the show will be suspended pending an investigation.

5 Comments

  1. Everything on earth is run from London in terms of social engineering. That’s the Source.
    The Vatican runs the religious mind control and the Pope the Morality but London runs the Engineering.
    The Internet was made for the army to be able to communicate originally. It was a secret communication channel that the public couldn’t hack. Into to begin with.
    Now that they’ve got everyone hooked onto their Web and caught in their Net, they can take away the baits on the hook and leave everyone hanging.
    Paying depending dependants like any form of addiction.
    7 billion people paying about 3 bucks or its equivalent under exchange rates a day For “data” that costs nothing and really only actually having to employ teams of people to regulate billing and setting up accounts and organising contracts is the outgoings. They’ve got us paying to be billed.

  2. It was the UK government that his Lenin in a cosy cottage on the Thames when he was the most wanted terrorist on earth. They hid him and kept him.
    They sent him by Red Cross train into Russia to takeover the government.
    Remember?
    Remember Charles Manson, the live in juvenile and adult prisons inmate almost his whole life before running the serial killing of Tate et al? Including coffee heiress abigail folger and hair stylist (drug dealer) to the stars ✨ Jay Sebring.Remember how he was hanging out with the beach boys, the biggest act in America at the time, and actually went to London with them and visited the Beatles in Abbey Road, Abbey Road, whilst they were recording their White Album with the song Helter Skelter? Well ask yourself how did someone of his background, his criminal record get a visa into England? Who made that possible? Join some dots.

  3. FREEDOM OF SPEECH is ‘too dangerous’ for our ‘freedom and democracy’…

    The NWO-fascist piqs really need to protect the sheople from these nasty freedoms!

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