MP’s call to extend Copyright Directive filters to ‘extremist’ material attacked by Article 19

An amendment to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill that would extend copyright filtering to cover ‘extremist’ material has been condemned by human rights organisation Article 19.

The organisation warns that the amendment, proposed by Labour MP Stephen Doughty, amounts to censorship and would, in any case, likely contravene Article 15 of the European Union E-Commerce Directive.

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