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      Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government | The Independent
      Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online.

      Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works.

      "Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet," it states. "We disagree."

      Senior Tories confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the phrasing indicates that the government intends to introduce huge restrictions on what people can post, share and publish online.

      The plans will allow Britain to become "the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet", the manifesto claims.

      It comes just soon after the Investigatory Powers Act came into law. That legislation allowed the government to force internet companies to keep records on their customers' browsing histories, as well as giving ministers the power to break apps like WhatsApp so that messages can be read.

      The manifesto makes reference to those increased powers, saying that the government will work even harder to ensure there is no "safe space for terrorists to be able to communicate online". That is apparently a reference in part to its work to encourage technology companies to build backdoors into their encrypted messaging services which gives the government the ability to read terrorists' messages, but also weakens the security of everyone else's messages, technology companies have warned.

      The government now appears to be launching a similarly radical change in the way that social networks and internet companies work. While much of the internet is currently controlled by private businesses like Google and Facebook, Theresa May intends to allow government to decide what is and isn't published, the manifesto suggests.

      The new rules would include laws that make it harder than ever to access pornographic and other websites. The government will be able to place restrictions on seeing adult content and any exceptions would have to be justified to ministers, the manifesto suggests.

      The manifesto even suggests that the government might stop search engines like Google from directing people to pornographic websites. "We will put a responsibility on industry not to direct users even unintentionally to hate speech, pornography, or other sources of harm," the Conservatives write.

      The laws would also force technology companies to delete anything that a person posted when they were under 18.

      But perhaps most unusually they would be forced to help controversial government schemes like its Prevent strategy, by promoting counter-extremist narratives.

      "In harnessing the digital revolution, we must take steps to protect the vulnerable and give people confidence to use the internet without fear of abuse, criminality or exposure to horrific content", the manifesto claims in a section called 'the safest place to be online'.

      The plans are in keeping with the Tories' commitment that the online world must be regulated as strongly as the offline one, and that the same rules should apply in both.

      "Our starting point is that online rules should reflect those that govern our lives offline," the Conservatives' manifesto says, explaining this justification for a new level of regulation.

      "It should be as unacceptable to bully online as it is in the playground, as difficult to groom a young child on the internet as it is in a community, as hard for children to access violent and degrading pornography online as it is in the high street, and as difficult to commit a crime digitally as it is physically."

      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.

      If internet companies refuse to comply with the rulings a suggestion that some have already made about the powers in the Investigatory Powers Act then there will be a strict and strong set of ways to punish them.

      "We will introduce a sanctions regime to ensure compliance, giving regulators the ability to fine or prosecute those companies that fail in their legal duties, and to order the removal of content where it clearly breaches UK law," the manifesto reads.

      In laying out its plan for increased regulation, the Tories anticipate and reject potential criticism that such rules could put people at risk.

      "While we cannot create this framework alone, it is for government, not private companies, to protect the security of people and ensure the fairness of the rules by which people and businesses abide," the document reads. "Nor do we agree that the risks of such an approach outweigh the potential benefits."


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      Re: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      ....................and George Orwell thought he was writing fiction
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      Re: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      And what a boring place it would be!
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      Re: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      Already stuff in the pipeline that renders this all pointless. Idiot politicians are always going to be 5 steps behind until they bite the bullet and actually declare the police state and we all get our citizen number for internet (lol look at the size of that firewall) access.
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      Re: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      Yes in an ideal world we would like to stop bullying and terrorism, but it hasn't been achieved ANYWHERE never mind online.
      There aren't enough people to do what she proposes. It really does show either how out of touch they are, or how they are deliberately ignoring the real world.

      I think I might want to move to somewhere that is OPENLY oppressive.
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      Re: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      Quote Originally Posted by BurnIT View Post
      There aren't enough people to do what she proposes. It really does show either how out of touch they are, or how they are deliberately ignoring the real world.
      I suspect both. Politicians think that they know what the public want, but the further up they get, the less they truly know.
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      Re: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      The current lot have only ever inhabited "Cloud Cuckoo Land" and as such are totally divorced from the real world.You only have to look at the Climate Change Act which has committed us all to spend a fortune for next to no return, even maybe none.

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      Re: Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government

      Quote Originally Posted by AvoriazSkier View Post
      The current lot have only ever inhabited "Cloud Cuckoo Land" and as such are totally divorced from the real world.You only have to look at the Climate Change Act which has committed us all to spend a fortune for next to no return, even maybe none.
      Perhaps something more for discussion in another thread, but the UK is very much behind when it comes to generating electric from "renewable sources". Denmark generates enough to be able to export it's excess production.

      A new wind farm off the coast of Brighton has popped up since last year. Personally I'm in favour of it. I would have liked a similar wind farm to have been built off the coast near Poole Bay. Sadly too many local people believe that it would have been an eyesore.

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      My simple answer to all those who oppose wind farms and solar farms is very simple: Turn off your electrical devices.

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