On top of the investigatory powers bill, the UK government wants companies to actively censor the content on their sites, like Facebook and Twitter, with threats of fines. Nick Clegg claims it’s an unrealistic prospect, yet a man in Pakistan was sentenced to death for what he posted on Facebook. Is it almost the end to freedom of speech in the UK and beyond? On the prospect of internet content censorship, Lawyer Monthly hears the thoughts of Nicola Mead-Batten, an associate from Cardiff and London based Capital Law , specialising in commercial disputes. For as long as the Human Rights Act is a part of UK law, freedom of expression will subsist. There are, however, challenges afoot including:
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