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Regulating content won’t make the internet safer - we have to change the business models

Julia Hörnle, Professor of Internet Law at Queen Mary University of London, has penned an article for The Conversation looking at the online safety bill.

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In the article she argues: "... online safety is about so much more than taking down or blocking harmful content. It is really about changing the business models of companies like Meta (the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp). These companies’ profits depend on keeping users engaged no matter how harmful the content they are engaging with may be."

Read the full article on The Conversation.

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Read more about Professor Hörnle on her Queen Mary profile.



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