UK Defamation Bill: Committee warns of ‘chilling effect’ on web users

Plans to tackle internet trolling could have a “chilling effect” on online freedom of expression, a committee of MPs and peers has said.The Joint Committee on Human Rights warned that libel law reforms might cause website operators to delete statements that had not broken the law.”There should be a higher threshold put in place before material has to be removed,” chairman Hywel Francis said.

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