Will new social media regulation damage free expression online?

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Richard Hoggart Building

Lewisham Way · London

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The UK Government recently published proposals to address “online harms” ranging from terrorist content to cyber bullying. The new rules promise to dramatically impact social media companies (and social media users).

At a time of creeping Government control of the Internet it's time to question whether plans to make the Internet safer will come at a cost to free expression online.

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 an alternative rights-based approach to address online harms that will also protect the free and open Internet.

Mr. Killock will also tell you how to make your voice heard by responding to the Government’s public consultation on their Online Harm White Paper.

All are welcome to this free event. All you need is a concern about protecting the free and open Internet.