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  • Some politicians will have good intentions with this... social media is an utter dumpster fire. All the assholery inside people's heads on full display.

    However..aside from the privacy issues etc... how do they think they can control social media posters from outside the UK?

    And GHCQ is also posting under fake names (lolz)

    And what about indeed their accountability?
    The Cons acceptance of the xenophobia after Brexit rather than stating "This is un-British behavior, fuck off" off is an example...
    And that of the newspapers? The whole Leveson inquiry ended with a dud...and newspaper publish under real names.

    But again I don't think all of them act cynically. If I were a politician I'd be off twitter and all that...too much arseholery. I don't have an easy solution, I just doubt this is it.

  • how do they think they can control social media posters from outside the UK?

    Shift the burden of enforcement onto the platform provider. If a site is unable or unwilling to keep illegal content at bay, then access to the site can be legitimately restricted up to and including banning the site.

    The Great EU Firewall already restricts web content in line with privacy laws. Wouldn’t be much different, especially if mainstream media play into the restrictions by hyping up the perceived threat.

    IANATechie, IAAL.

  • The EU perhaps...outside like Russia, China...don't think so.

    Now perhaps that's good enough.

    I need to see research though.

    The other problem is that right now death threats etc. aren't investigated in many cases, the police has no time.

    Slapping on a name might cut down the investigation time...but the police can already easily get info from ISPs and Twitter etc.

    Maybe I'm wrong this is going to cut down abuse... I'm just skeptical.


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