The ‘think of the children’ tactic

Britain’s controversial Online Safety Bill will leave Britons more exposed to internet harms than ever before, the Internet Society has said, while data from other countries suggests surveillance mostly isn’t used to target child abusers online, despite this being a key cited rationale of linked measures.

Government efforts to depict end-to-end encryption as a harm that needs to be designed out of the internet as it exists today will result in “fraud and online harm” increasing, the Internet Society said this week… More here.

Too many people are unaware of this bill or care too little for the damage it will cause.

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