Why is the government pushing unprecedented online censorship?

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As our new briefing at the Free Speech Union explains, [the government’s plans] will lead to sweeping online censorship unprecedented in a democracy.  Some of the harms the plans describe are vague, like “unacceptable content” and “disinformation”. The new regulations will prohibit material “that may directly or indirectly cause harm” even if it is “not necessarily illegal”.

Dr Radomir Tylecote, The Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2020.