Online Safety Bill to be rewritten amid fears Nicola Sturgeon could hijack it

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Toby Young, general secretary of the Free Speech Union, explained: “The Bill says that if something is unlawful in any part of the UK, social media platforms will be obliged to remove it in every part of the UK. Scotland’s Hate Crime Act criminalises vast swathes of speech which you can say in the rest of the UK – which is perfectly legal elsewhere in the UK.”

Camilla Turner, The Telegraph, 3rd November 2022.