The Online Safety Bill, set to become law next month, will regulate platforms like Rumble in the UK, potentially forcing them to remove harmful content.
Why it matters
This event is significant as it highlights the impact of new online safety laws on platforms like Rumble and raises questions about free speech and censorship.
What the papers say
The Times says that Rumble, which hosts Russell Brand and other figures with extreme views, may be forced out of the UK under new online safety laws. The Independent reports that Brand thanked his supporters for questioning the allegations against him and criticized the government and big tech companies for censoring online content. The articles provide different perspectives on the impact of the Online Safety Bill and the potential consequences for platforms like Rumble.
How we got here
Russell Brand has strongly denied allegations of rape and sexual assault made against him. The Online Safety Bill aims to tackle harmful content on the internet and is set to become law in the UK.
More on these topics
Rumble is a Canadian online video platform headquartered in Toronto. It was founded in 2013 by Chris Pavlovski, a technology entrepreneur from Canada.
The Online Safety Bill is a proposed Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom intended to improve internet safety, published as a draft on 12 May 2021.