The Guardian – Big Brother Watch view on internet regulation

Big Brother Watch Team / August 10, 2018

Our Director wrote a comment piece in the Guardian on the arbitrary response of internet companies to internet regulation, specifically the banning of InfoWars.

“When tech giants hold a monopoly on free speech online, that responsibility must be taken particularly seriously. But the way in which the tech giants have dealt with Infowars doesn’t appear to be serious at all. The industry-wide no-platforming appears to be a herd-like PR exercise rather than a regulatory one. Despite the prevalence of misogynistic, race-baiting and some frankly bonkers Infowars content, the removals were not in relation to specific posts or videos and the reasons given were generalised ones.”

‘The public execution of Infowars is dangerous and counterproductive’