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UK drops two places in World Press Freedom Index

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 at 16:08

After the passage of the Investigatory Powers Act and threats to pursue journalists on national security, the UK has slid a further two places down the World Press Freedom Index. The Index, which is...

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Germany to fine technology companies if they do not remove “fake news”

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 14:20

German ministers have recently approved plans to fine technology companies if they fail to remove hate speech and so-called “fake news” quickly enough. The law entails fines to the tune of...

Europe overtakes North America as child abuse imagery hub

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 15:18

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – an organisation founded in 1996 to remove child abuse content from the internet – finds in their latest report published on April 3rd 2017 that Europe now hosts...

UK Government announces new Internet Safety Strategy

Posted by Daniel Smith on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at 11:30

The UK Government has announced that it has begun work on a new Internet Safety Strategy. The work is being led by Culture Secretary Karen Bradley and is aimed at “making Britain the safest country...

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European Parliament officially adopts Terrorism Directive

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, February 16th, 2017 at 16:17

The European Parliament has officially adopted the EU Directive on Combatting Terrorism, which is designed to give police and prosecutors across the EU the ability to “fight and counter terrorism...

DCMS Parliamentary committee “fake news” enquiry

Posted by malcolm on Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 16:13

Alleging that people making stuff up is a "growing phenomenon", the Parliamentary commitee has published a call for written submissions. Amongst the matters under investigation are "What is fake...

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