Adult content on social media platforms could be made illegal in the country by the UK’s Investigatory Powers Bill, according to an article published in the Telegraph.
According to the bill, any site or app that “willfully or maliciously accesses the internet” is guilty of “gross indecency,” which can include videos of minors, “intimate images,” “sexual content,” “voyeurism,” “child exploitation,” “obscene material,” and “sodomy.”
The bill also allows the government to seize sites’ data without a court order and compel them to turn over information about users.
It also allows for the government “to compel companies to delete, delete, and delete again.”
The bill, which has been criticized for being a backdoor surveillance bill that will allow the government access to your email and social media data, is expected to be passed by the House of Commons and become law next month.
The bill was introduced by Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi and was co-sponsored by Conservative Leader David Davis, who is the minister for the digital economy.