Francis Shennan: Starmer’s draft social media guidelines

“THE first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilisation,” said Sigmund Freud.

I have to own up. I didn’t know this quote until I looked it up on www.brainyquote.com.

It’s difficult to equate some of the offensive material on social media with civilisation, but how we deal with it might be. Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, appeared on Sky News to say he was holding a consultation about his proposed new guidelines on what material would be prosecuted.

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