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UK GE 2017 - Does anyone support Tory attempt to regulate the internet?

Apparently Theresa May wants to radically change how we access the internet.

I can sort of understand why (probably elderly) UK citizens who don't tend to use the internet much might be ambivalent about these proposed changes, yet for the life of me I can't imagine why anyone would actively support them.

Can anyone enlighten me?



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The manifesto also proposes that internet companies will have to pay a levy, like the one currently paid by gambling firms. Just like with gambling, that money will be used to pay for advertising schemes to tell people about the dangers of the internet, in particular being used to "support awareness and preventative activity to counter internet harms", according to the manifesto.

The Conservatives will also seek to regulate the kind of news that is posted online and how companies are paid for it. If elected, Theresa May will "take steps to protect the reliability and objectivity of information that is essential to our democracy" – and crack down on Facebook and Google to ensure that news companies get enough advertising money.
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Old 19.05.2017, 17:25
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Re: UK GE 2017 - Does anyone support Tory attempt to regulate the internet?

A Freudian slip that tells us she'd rather stay in the EU.
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Re: UK GE 2017 - Does anyone support Tory attempt to regulate the internet?

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A Freudian slip that tells us she'd rather stay in the EU.
Yes, I see what you mean: and if these proposals came from Brussels there would be outrage in the UK press.

I know many older people that really shouldn't be allowed to own credit cards, nor online banking. The mistakes they make, due to ignorance, are horrendous.

Theresa May has a point, but without legally enforcable private fire walls, how is she going to achieve safety?
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Apparently Theresa May wants to radically change how we access the internet.

I can sort of understand why (probably elderly) UK citizens who don't tend to use the internet much might be ambivalent about these proposed changes, yet for the life of me I can't imagine why anyone would actively support them.

Can anyone enlighten me?
A truly great idea and hopefully they will carry it through. The world will be a lot safer when the entire internet is regulated and content controlled not just for the UK but everywhere.
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A truly great idea and hopefully they will carry it through. The world will be a lot safer when the entire internet is regulated and content controlled not just for the UK but everywhere.
Agreed. And it would be even safer if people weren't allowed outside. They should keep everyone locked in at home, with a controlled internet and TV feed. Food parcels, or nutritious pastes, could be delivered daily.
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Theresa May has a point, but without legally enforcable private fire walls, how is she going to achieve safety?
Wish someone would control alt delete her.
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Agreed. And it would be even safer if people weren't allowed outside. They should keep everyone locked in at home, with a controlled internet and TV feed. Food parcels, or nutritious pastes, could be delivered daily.
You're on to something here .... with the daily deliveries you could also solve all these horrible problems .... no smoking, no gluten, no meat (no fish for cats) ... what a wonderful world .....
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Re: UK GE 2017 - Does anyone support Tory attempt to regulate the internet?

This jingle is going through my head: "Central services, we do the work, you do the pleasure."

They don't fix themselves sir, no, they don't fix themselves.
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