Leveson and the British Press – Regulation Will Affect Bloggers, Tweets, Social Media

Very concerned about this development in the UK where the Hacked Off pressure group seems to have been railroaded into supporting draconian anti-free speech constraints.

Otherwise laudable regulation intended to support more ethical press behaviour is carelessly being extended to include the online world. Alec Muffett explains it very well here. The worse thing about this is that it’s being rushed through without the chance to knock it into any kind of sensible shape. So time is running out.

The Open Rights Group campaign sends emails to David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Harriet Harman. Sending a letter and/or email to your constituency MP is a good idea too.

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