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To ask His Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to protect freedom of expression in the course of their work on combating disinformation.
My Lords, I draw the attention of the House to my role as chair of Big Brother Watch and beg leave to ask the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper.
I thank the Minister for his reply. Last year, Big Brother Watch exposed worrying overreach by the Counter Disinformation Unit in its attempts to prevent legitimate criticism of the Government by MPs, journalists and academics. Following the Government’s apology, could the Minister tell the House what, if anything, has changed, apart from the unit’s name? Could he please explain why the...
Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 12 January 2011
Party was Liberal Democrat until 20 Mar 2015; Non-affiliated until 3 Jun 2015