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Michael Taylorwritten evidence (FEO0017)

 

House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee inquiry into Freedom of Expression Online

 

 

I agree that using algorithms to decide on what is acceptable content is fraught with risks which depend on the inherent biases of the people running it.

 

I would like to see something similar to the Polish law which fines social media companies for taking down posts which have been posted from the UK that are not illegal under British law.

 

This also assumes that the concept of a hate crime should also be removed as this has frequently been exploited to bring in censorship by stealth.

 

 

12 January 2021