When we fixate on the concept of ‘bad’ ideas and simple disagreement causing actual harm, we simply empower those who want to control our every thought.
Isn’t it time we scrapped the four-decade-old Video Recordings Act and allowed an even playing field between physical media, streaming services and TV broadcasters?
The vocal demands for free speech and political efforts to bring the likes of PayPal under control seem to become very quiet as soon as you mention sexual freedom.
Giving the government and lickspittle quangos powers to prevent legal discourse under a vague definition of ‘harm’ is something that we should all object to.
Censoring adult entertainment does not reduce demand – it just allows fraudsters, blackmailers and corruption to flourish.
Selectively blocking individual Twitter feeds in specific countries will not placate the censorial and feels like the thin end of the wedge.
Years after abandoning it as an unworkable security nightmare, the UK government’s age verification rules are back – and are actually worse than ever.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport joins with the BBFC and mainstream TV broadcasters in a mission to stop you from watching whatever you want.
The latest OFCOM report attempts to hype the dangers of unfettered thought online, but can’t hide the fact that viewing porn is now increasingly the norm.
Scaring people into compliance and controlling the public discussion with vaguely worded laws and campaigns of moral panic.
Our laws are set by social misfits who don’t know what they are talking about – isn’t that depressing?
The British government’s internet censorship plans are dead… for now.