Tightening the net: defamation reform
Internet service providers have frequently been caught in the cross-fire in defamation claims, with claimants increasingly targeting them to get comments removed quickly. This, combined with a low harm threshold and ease of establishing jurisdiction in the UK has, according to the government, had a “chilling effect” on freedom of speech. The new draft Defamation Bill plans to change all this.
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