In a new attack against free speech, the UK Gov’t wants ISPs to offer a mediation service that will allows people to send complaints about material that could be inaccurate or privacy infringing. reports that “commercial firms could use the system to shut down magazines and blogs that happen to say nasty things about them. It could also enable B list celebs or politicians silencing discussion on who they are sleeping with or which chum they gave a multi-million pound contract to.” If this passes, this would certainly spark debate on the topic in the US and other countries.
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