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Managing regulation and risk, Twitter goes to court in India and sharing your banned list

The week in content moderation - edition #166
The Karnataka High Court with box hedges leading up to a statue in front of a large building
The Karnataka High Court in Bangalore, where Twitter has filed a legal suit (courtesy of Palagirl via Wikimedia - colour applied)

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New and emerging internet policy and online speech regulation

The UK's proposed online speech regulator has announced that there will be "high-risk services for closer supervision" which will have less time to comply with new duties of the Online Safety Bill when it is passed. Ofcom hinted at a tiered approach this week, as it published its roadmap to regulation and a call for evidence on key areas of the Bill, including risk of harm from illegal content, child access assessments, and transparency requirements.

It also committed to publishing a draft Code of Practice on illegal content harms within 100 days of the bill being passed in 2023 (although after what happened this week, who knows when that will actually happen).

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