Newspapers fear new social media rules will lead to wider censorship

News Media Association asks UK government for ‘harmful content’ opt-out for news publishers

Newspaper groups fear the government’s proposals to crack down on damaging social media content could inadvertently result in censorship of their own websites.

The Daily Mail is among the outlets that have warned about the government’s proposals to ask Ofcom to ensure British websites do their best to reduce online content that is legal but harmful to society.

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