State action to regulate social media is unproblematic in principle, but deeply problematic in practice – and the law of unintended consequences applies.
One of our best selling papers recently ran a piece promoting the views of an “NHS worker” who claimed hospitals were “empty” and Covid was a “hoax”.
The Conservatives need a strategy to dominate VR, a presence in voice-controlled tech and – yes – a ‘Maybot’ chatbot.
The Home Office has somewhat improved its position, but still seems to think the will of a minister can overcome the laws of mathematics.
The companies are on solid ground over encryption; their footing is less sure, however, when it comes to pro-terror material on the net.