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Google secretly fought plans to tackle online harassment

Documents obtained by this newspaper show that the search engine giant had multiple concerns about a report from the Law Reform Commission which also suggested appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner

5th August, 2018

It has emerged that Google cautioned the government that plans to clamp down on online harassment could give rise to “undue interference with the right to freedom of expression”.

Documents obtained by this newspaper show that the search engine giant had multiple concerns about a report from the Law Reform Commission which also suggested appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner.

That role, including its possible remit and powers, has moved centre-stage in the wake...

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