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Inventor of Net attacks UK Tories

by on30 August 2007


Thou shalt not censor the net


Calls by the UK Conservative Party to censor the internet to stop kids turning to violent crime have been rejected by one of the founders of the Web Vint Cerf.

Speaking on the BBC Radio 4's Today programme he rejected calls for strict control of online content.

The net was just a reflection of the society in which we live and anyone trying to regulate it was on a "slippery slope" that could limit freedom of expression.

The UK's Conservative Party floated ideas to curb the access young people have to sites such as YouTube which let them see videos showing extreme or callous violence.

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