Comments to the UK Government for Its Public Consultation on Online Harms

The UK government has published a white paper on online harms intending to promote free speech and make the UK the safest space to be online and the best environment for digital businesses to grow and innovate. But in comments for a public consultation on the paper, ITIF’s Center for Data Innovation explains why, if implemented, the proposal would restrict legitimate online content without due process, hurt digital businesses, limit access to information and, by creating state regulation of speech, damage freedom of expression for millions of users.