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Truss vows to strengthen Boris’ social media law to protect free speech

BORIS Johnson’s social media crackdown will be strengthened to protect free speech, Liz Truss has vowed.

She promised to ensure the flagship Online Safety Bill does not encroach on people’s rights.

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Boris Johnson’s social media crackdown will be strengthened to protect free speech, Liz Truss has vowed[/caption]

Senior Tories have blasted the legislation for telling Silicon Valley firms to police “legal but harmful” posts.

They fear it will overstep the mark.

Ms Truss said she “strongly agreed” adults should have the same rights online as they do in the real world.

She said: “That’s a really important principle and I’ll make sure the Online Safety Bill reflects that.”

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Lord Frost said: “That’s very welcome news.”

Ms Truss also pledged to protect children online.

She said she worried about the material her teenage daughters can access online.




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