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Peers probe how technology has changed the ways people express themselves online

30 November 2020

How have technological developments changed the ways people can express themselves online, and how can standards of digital citizenship and etiquette be improved as technologies change?

These are among the likely questions when the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee continues to hear evidence on freedom of expression online tomorrow (Tuesday 1 December at 4.30 p.m.).

The committee will hear from:

  • Benedict Evans, independent analyst
  • Mark Scott, Chief Technology Correspondent at POLITICO

Other possible questions and topics for discussion include:

  • How should platforms balance protecting freedom of expression with reducing harms?
  • What role should the state play in the regulation of online forms of expression?
  • Which international examples of online regulation should the UK Government seek to emulate or avoid?

The session will be live on Parliament TV.

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