Today sees the second reading of the UK’s Online Safety Bill, before the House of Commons.
Here’s my bingo card:
|Neil’s Online Safety Bill bingo|
|lawful but awful||wild west||big tech|
|flick of a switch||make directors personally liable||oh no the dark web|
|what’s illegal offline must be illegal online||rogue algorithms||end-to-end encryption|
Here’s my anti-bingo card:
|Neil’s Online Safety Bill anti-bingo|
|prior restraint||massive burden||any indication of realistic costs|
|MPs’ own social media comments||no general obligation to monitor||recognition of the tens of thousands of in-scope sites|
|funding better policing for online crimes||recognising that age is a poor proxy for sensibilities / “children” covers a huge range||a definition of “harm” capable of ready application|
Why not play along at home?