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Internet censorship in the UK today

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The UK is already leading the democratic world in mass surveillance. Now the Government’s new digital safety strategy suggests they want to lead in censorship as well.

The Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Internet Futures and Human Rights Research Stream at Goldsmith’s University of London present a talk by Open Rights Group’s Executive Director Jim Killock about Internet censorship in the UK today. From the use of web blocking to combat terrorism and copyright infringement to age verification technology meant to shield children from pornography, we’ll consider the dangers these methods pose to free expression online. These authorities, while often engaging in important work, can be prone to mistakes, operate takedown opaque policies, and often do not offer any independent means of redress.

The event will commemorate the release of a new Open Rights Group report series on UK Internet regulation. Whether you’re a student, campaigner, concerned citizen or activist, you’ll have a chance to discuss important digital rights issues and learn how to get involved.

Internet Futures and Human Rights at Goldsmiths University
https://sites.gold.ac.uk/technologies-worlds-politics/welcome-to-the-technologies-worlds-politics-research-theme/internet-futures-and-human-rights/

Centre for Investigative Journalism
https://tcij.org