Long-awaited proposals in the UK to regulate social media are a "recipe for censorship," campaigners have said, which fly in the face of the government`s attempts to strengthen free speech elsewhere in Britain. From a report: The online safety bill, which was introduced to parliament on Wednesday, hands Ofcom the power to punish social networks which fail to remove "lawful but harmful" content. The proposals were welcomed by children`s safety campaigns, but theyhave come under fire from civil liberties organisations. "Applying a health and safety approach to everybody`s online speech combined with the threat of massive fines against the platforms is a recipe for censorship and removal of legal content," said Jim Killock, the director of the Open Rights Group. "Facebook does not operate prisons and is not the police. Trying to make platforms do the job of law enforcement through technical means is a recipe for failure." The centre-right CPS thinktank was similarly critical. "It is for parliament to determine what is sufficiently harmful that it should not be allowed, not for Ofcom or individual platforms to guess," it said. "If something is legal to say, it should be legal to type," CPS`s director, Robert Colvile, added. In its update to the bill from the white paper first drafted by Theresa May`s government in 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport added sections intended to prevent harm to free expression. Social networks will now need to perform and publish "assessments of their impact on freedom of expression." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Across Colorado’s resort communities, a real estate frenzy is breaking records and transforming cultural landscapes. The record-setting pace of sales over the past year has turbo-charged a trend that has unfolded in recent years with...
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Dionne Warwick has confirmed that Dionne Warwick is not dead, debunking claims made by a YouTube video. A video from January by the account Celebrity Tribute says the legendary singer died in a nursing home in 2008 after "several months" of "failing health." The video then states that Warwick appeared on the reality show The Masked Singer in 2020. A Twitter user posted a screenshot of the video, titled "The Life and Sad Ending of Dionne Warwick," to which Dionne Warwick herself replied, "Oh no!" Don`t worry, the now 80-year-old singer is still very much alive, and still very online. Oh no! https://t.co/RrN3HOnMRa — Dionne Warwick (@dionnewarwick) May 12, 2021 Read more... More about Twitter , Celebrities , Culture , and Web Culture
"Fame made it worse! Hollywood didn`t care." Terry Crews revealed his porn addiction almost destroyed his family. The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor goes into detail about the crisis in the upcoming audio memoir "Stronger Together" with his wife, Rebecca King-Crews, suggesting his notoriety enabled the compulsion. "Success is the warmest place to hide," Terry told People while discussing the new book on Wednesday. "Fame made it worse! Hollywood didn`t care. It still doesn`t care if you lose your family. It happens every day." As for why the couple -- who have been married for 30 years -- decided to speak out on their struggle now, Rebecca said they wanted to help others. "We discovered there was a whole industry around this problem because porn has become the new drug," she explained. "It`s become the new addiction." But Rebecca had to be ready to share her side of the story before she put pen to paper. "I`m not one to talk about my struggles while I`m in them," she explained. "I`m not going to Instagram you from the middle of my battle, but I will talk about it when I come to the other side." Terry`s moment of clarity to enter counseling came after Rebecca told him not to come home anymore and a friend offered him some simple advice. "He said `Terry, you need to get better for you.,`" the star told the outlet. "You work hard to get money. You do these things to get sex. But to actually improve just for yourself? That was foreign thought. It was like, wait a minute, I actually need to be a better person for myself." The couple also revealed Terry`s addiction had been a struggle since he was a teenager. "So fame just made it worse," added Rebecca. "And it`s really true that power and success amplifies what`s already going on inside you, and that is why I couldn`t help him. And I`m thankful and I am lucky that he made the choice to do that." "Stronger Together" comes out on Thursday.
The latest Brush Museum Sack Lunch Program was held Friday, May 7, at Brush Area Museum and Cultural Center at 314 S. Clayton St. in Brush, also marking the museum’s grand opening for the 2021 season. Jo-Anne Rohn-Cook, owner of the Holistic Health Center in Fort Morgan, entertained the Sack Lunch audience with her analysis […]
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is holding its 11th annual art competition for advertising and promoting its 19th annual Harvest Fest 2021. The artwork, chosen by winery staff, will be used to create wine labels, posters, invitations and other media to advance and promote the harvest festival and The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. […]
A Florida fisherman is lucky to be alive today ... `cause the guy was nearly attacked by a giant alligator during an outing in the Everglades last weekend -- and the terrifying scene was all caught on video!! The drama unfolded on Saturday -- when…
Golf goddess Paige Spiranac has to deal with creeps in her Instagram comments and on the links. During a recent episode of her Playing a Round podcast, the golfer and Instagram influencer addressed recent headlines surrounding popular New Jersey golf club Pine Valley, which ...
Today, Congressman Joe Neguse was appointed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the House Rules Committee. The Committee on Rules is among the oldest standing committees in the House, having been first formally constituted on April 2, 1789. An appointment to the committee gives Members significant ability to craft virtually all major legislation as […]
Metropolitan districts, a quasi-governmental tool used by developers to finance infrastructure such as streets, utilities, water and parks for new neighborhoods, saves homeowners money up front but costs them more down the line, according to the results of a new study of the practice.
A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday are introducing legislation that would make health care coverage more accessible to immigrants, citing the ongoing pandemic and its impact on immigrant frontline workers. The bill would lift a current five-year waiting period legal immigrants must undergo before enrolling in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. It […] The post Democrats unveil bill to expand immigrant health care access appeared first on Roll Call .
Having worked for Daimler AG for 26 years, seven of them as the successful CEO of the company’s in-house hot-rod shop, Mercedes-AMG, it’s fair to say that running storied British sports car brand Aston Martin was not a career move Tobias Moers had ever considered. But when billionaire Canadian businessman Lawrence Stroll—who was assembling a […] The post Life After AMG: How CEO Tobias Moers Is Re-Energizing Aston Martin appeared first on MotorTrend .
Dear Dan: You’ve said that everyone is entitled to a “zone of erotic autonomy.” I was wondering if you thought that “zone” extends to sending thousands of dollars to a “FinDom.” I’m a 33-year-old straight woman and I love my husband and we have a great (or so I thought) sex life. He’s very dominant […] The post Switched on appeared first on Boulder Weekly .