Matthew Lesh

The Online Harms Bill still threatens free speech and privacy 

The Online Safety Bill became a lightning rod for criticism during the Conservative party leadership contest over the summer. A wide array of candidates, from Kemi Badenoch to Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, promised to take another look at how the legislation, and its attempt to crack down on online harms, could interfere with free speech.

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Matthew Lesh

Matthew Lesh is director of public policy and communications at the Institute of Economic Affairs

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