Demanding news websites be ranked on ‘perceived reliability’ by a state-sanctioned body and controlled by ‘impartiality’ rules, as well as suggesting social media firms fund education for citizens on what news to trust, are recommendations included in a parliamentary enquiry interim report. …
Other calls for all political ads to be registered, significant increases in fines for perceived wrongs during campaigns, including holding social media platforms responsible for ‘fake news’ on their platforms, are also in the report.
The remain MPs report also wants all political advertising to be declared in a public register with all ads to come with an imprint so it is clear where they originated.
They have demanded “accuracy and impartiality” rules for television and radio be extended to “online content”. What this means for online news sites is that they would be forced to operate like the BBC, claiming impartiality rather than sharing their political leanings.
They criticised what in their perception is the “relentless targeting of hyper-partisan views, which play to the fears and prejudices of people, in order to influence their voting plans”.
The British government is clearly not satisfied with merely limiting our free speech, as is the case with what they’ve done to Tommy Robinson, they are now attempting to control what information we have access to in the hopes to control what we think and believe, thereby ‘influencing our voting plans’ with their propaganda.
hat-tip Stephen Neil