How the Online Safety Bill is an exercise in mediocracy

06/12/2022 | The Guardian

In the week that the Online Safety Bill returned to Parliament after a five-month delay, The Guardian has published a scathing analysis, claiming that we're "getting the bill we deserve from the politicians we deserve: not a very good one, from not a very good lot." Our efforts to curtail big tech are little more than "half-baked thoughts" that will do little to change their attitudes, let alone their policy. In contrast, the Digital Services Act in Europe is a "logical, intelligent and robust regulation against big tech."

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