Saturday 3 December 2016

A sensible balance to protect against abuse

Published 27/09/2016 | 02:30

The failure of web and social media companies to adequately police their content has also resulted in a proposal to appoint a watchdog to take sites to court if they fail to take down harmful material. Stock Image: PA
The failure of web and social media companies to adequately police their content has also resulted in a proposal to appoint a watchdog to take sites to court if they fail to take down harmful material. Stock Image: PA

Let's not be troglodytes here. The internet has unquestionably been of benefit to our modern world.

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Developments in technology have brought us closer together, made it easier for us to remain in contact, do business, engage in commerce, be educated, entertained and enlightened - if we so wish.

With freedom though, comes responsibility. Unfortunately, there are distinctly negative aspects to the way some individuals treat the internet as a means to demean, take advantage of, and abuse others.

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