Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced a consultation with Ofcom to allow unelected state bureaucrats to act as our parents and wise “Gods”. Their job will be – as wise “Gods” – to decide what truth is and whether we – the uneducated plebs – should be told about it or not.
This is a new move to censor Netflix or Amazon documentaries that possibly spread information that are either fully false or seem semi false in the eyes of Big Brother.
The practical flaw of this is the state being given control on deciding what is fact and what is fake news. The moral flaw of this is individual citizens not having the freedom to be exposed to potential lies and using brain exercise to form their own opinion.
Mahyar Tousi’s reaction below: