Digital Charter Resources

The Digital Charter announced in the Queen's Speech in 2017 aims to make Britain the "safest place in the world to be online" by establishing how the Government will interact with social media companies, international partners and charities. It consists of many different moving parts including initiatives, guidelines and legislation.

ORG has created a series of fact sheets to help demystify the Digital Charter and illustrate how certain provisions pose a serious threat to our fundamental right to freedom of speech.

Fact Sheet 1

What and whose plans will impact on free speech online?

Fact Sheet 2

How are hate speech and extremism defined?

Fact Sheet 3

Internet policing by the Government and Internet companies - where is the balance?