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Freedom of Expression

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 906276, tabled on 24 March 2022

What steps her Department is taking to protect freedom of expression.

Answered on

24 March 2022

Freedom of expression and the media are essential qualities of any functioning democracy. The Department is taking a number of steps to protect freedom of expression and democratic values online. This includes our Online Safety Bill, work on open societies with the G7, and our work on press freedom and sustainability.

The Government introduced the Online Safety Bill on 17 March 2021. This legislation will usher in a new era of accountability for tech companies, and uphold free expression and pluralism online.

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