‘Online Harms’ White Paper – Calling For Urgent New Electoral Laws to Tackle Disinformation

The Government has this week published its Online Harms white paper  – but there’s a glaring omission. The White paper contains nothing to address the serious concerns in our Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee reports about transparency in online political advertising & scourge of disinformation. With the likelihood of an early General Election, or confirmatory referendum, we need new fit …

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Will the new Director of Public Prosecutions get the resources to deal with disclosure problems in criminal cases?

  Today I challenged the Attorney General on whether the new Director of Public Prosecutions will receive sufficient resources to make sure that the recent problems about prosecution disclosure of evidence in criminal cases gets sorted.   Over the past year we have seen the very concerning impact of the Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) failing to deal with disclosure of evidence properly. In 2017 over 900 cases collapsed …

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