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    Theresa May to control "new internet" controlled and regulated by Government

    Since people always say the OP should put their view on the matter: this is an autocratic idea. The UK is turning into a mini-China. Now that it's starting to remove itself from the EU it's starting to be seen what the true personna of Theresa May is. Enjoy her.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-a7744176.html
    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/te...-35733509.html

    More writing in article, here are some highlights:

    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".

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    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.

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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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    How about we move the entire internet to the Nordic countries? We seem to have sensible laws here up north.
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    I agree. We must pursue Goldstein wherever he hides, no matter the cost. We can never be safe until he is caught.

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    Man, that hatchet-faced old cunt really is showing her true colours.
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    Isn't this a politics thread?

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    The best part is always watching the right wing rage on social media and getting banned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy911 View Post
    Globalism.
    Pretty sure she's a nationalist, which is why she ascended to prime minister to navigate the UK's Brexit course.

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    Grats on the brexit. That's what happens when one trades reasonable regulations in favor of giving nationalist authoritarians full power.
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    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.
    God, they really hate porn. This isn't even their first attempt at restricting it.

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    God save the porn?
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    Oh yes, just what everyone wants, more controls on the internet. What a way to try and get votes
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    Meh, let them try. Remember these people think the internet is magic tubes of magical magic.

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    Hey England, are you winning yet?

    I am love the immense amount of schaudenfreude from both the US and England people who voted conservative authoritarian and are now upset they are acting just like that.

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    Iran, China, North Korea to name a few have already tried this. It does'nt work....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehrenpanzer View Post
    Iran, China, North Korea to name a few have already tried this. It does'nt work....
    It doesn't have to work, stuff like this is all done in the name of "anti terrorism", its to attract votes from certain groups of people more than anything. And the second reason is that the internet annoys politicians and goverments, they can control all other media to some extent, whats shown on tv, radio and films somewhat, but what their citizens view on the internet is pretty much out of their hands, and they hate that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyK923 View Post
    Hey England, are you winning yet?

    I am love the immense amount of schaudenfreude from both the US and England people who voted conservative authoritarian and are now upset they are acting just like that.
    There won't be any schadenfreude because there will be no outcry. People will continue to vote tory cause "Corbyn bad" is the extent of their political engagement.

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    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.¨
    Soon we will see the great firewall of Hadrian it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoblinP View Post
    Soon we will see the great firewall of Hadrian it seems.
    Hue. Wonder how fast we can set up fibre to Iceland/Norway.

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    Ah, my favorite island monkeys were always too eager to give up their freedom for.. well probably a bag of tea.. since that is what this will amount to.

    Call me when they've hit the point when they'll go for the real life re-imagining of V for Vendetta. Your "new internet" better be able to handle the live stream of that.

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