Category: News Features

The Times: Channel 4 Dispatches exposé finds abuse and racism rife in Metaverse

Article by James Beal for the Times - published 25 April 2022 An undercover documentary has revealed rampant sexual and racist abuse in the virtual reality world of the Metaverse. The investigation by Channel 4’s Dispatches uncovered disturbing behaviour by a host of individuals taking part in the Metaverse, a 3D online community spearheaded by Mark Zuckerberg, […]

Daily Express: Texas holdem - Forget EU trade Britain is set to sign 20 US deals worth trillions this year

Article by David Maddox for the Express - published 21 April 2022 Ms Mordaunt told MPs that she has just returned from a trip to Texas which expects to sign a trade deal with the UK in October. But she said that the first of 20 such deals with US states are about to be […]

Tech giants must NOT be allowed to become 'editor-in-chief of the free press', MPs warn - amid growing calls to strengthen Online Safety Bill and better protect news publishers

Article by Jim Norton for the Daily Mail - published 18 March 2022 Tech giants must not be allowed to become 'editor-in-chief of our free press', the chair of an influential parliamentary committee has warned. Damian Collins MP yesterday added his voice to calls for stronger protections for recognised news publishers within the Online Safety […]

Kentish Express: MP welcomes plans to bring in the Navy

Article by Steve Waite for the Kentish Express - published 20 January 2022 The district's MP has backed plans to put the Navy in charge of reducing the number of asylum seekers reaching UK shores in small boats. It is claimed that some people crossing the Channel could also be sent to resettle in Africa, […]

New Statesman: What’s illegal offline must be illegal online, says Damian Collins

Article by Sarah Dawood for the New Statesman - published 15 December 2021 More online behaviour should be made illegal and fall under the scope of internet safety law, says Damian Collins, chair of the joint committee on the draft Online Safety Bill. The joint committee is made up of MPs and peers and has […]

Daily Telegraph: Duty of Care laws ‘must prevent removal of legitimate news from social media’

Article by Mike Wright and Charles Hymas for the Daily Telegraph - published 14 December 2021 The Duty of Care Bill must protect news publishers from having articles removed from social media sites, MPs and peers have demanded. A joint parliamentary committee which has been examining the Government’s proposed internet laws, said bona fide journalistic […]

Financial Times: Force Big Tech to assess algorithms for harm they cause, say UK MPs

Article by Cristina Criddle, Jasmine Cameron-Chileshe and Madhumita Murgia for the Financial Times - published 14 December 2021 The UK should force social media companies to assess and report the harm caused by their algorithms, a parliamentary committee has recommended ahead of new laws to improve online safety. The recommendations came days after the photo-sharing app Instagram said it […]

The Times: Online Safety Bill to outlaw financial scams and cyberflashing

Article by Tom Knowles for the Times - published on 14 December 2021 Scam financial adverts, “cyberflashing” and encouraging people to self-harm on social media are all expected to be made illegal after a group of MPs and peers said they should be included in a new bill designed to “call time on the Wild […]

The Guardian: MPs call for online safety bill overhaul to protect children and penalise tech firms

Article by Dan Milmo for the Guardian - published 14 December 2021 Britain’s online safety bill needs a sweeping overhaul to prevent children from accessing pornography, vulnerable people from being encouraged to commit self-harm and negligent tech chiefs from failing to protect users, according to a committee of MPs and peers. A wide-ranging series of proposals to […]

Daily Mail: MPs launch rallying cry to spare children from online porn

Article by Jim Norton for the Daily Mail - published 14 December 2021 All pornography websites should have a legal duty to prevent children from accessing them, MPs and peers say today. A parliamentary committee also called for criminal offences to be created including the promotion of self-harm, ‘cyberflashing’ – sending unwanted obscene pictures – […]

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