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|U.K. Lawmakers Warn Over Proposed Internet Trolling Laws|
| 3:28 pm on Dec 12, 2012 (gmt 0)|
This defamation Bill is meant to protect businesses from being sued when others post defamatory comments. It'll also make it easier to identify the perpetrators of the comments.
|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.
The government has accused the committee of over-complicating matters.
U.K. Lawmakers Warn Over Proposed Internet Trolling Laws [bbc.co.uk]
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