UK: Experts raise concern over draft Online Safety Bill Loophole
Experts in the UK have expressed concerns over a loophole in the recently published Online Safety Bill draft that could put pornography websites outside its scope as it will apply only to sites or services that allow ‘user interactivity’ such as Facebook.
Commercial pornography sites, such as Pornhub and YouPorn have a combination of user-generated content and content created by official partners, could now cite that they are outside of the scope of the Bill if they remove all user-generated content.
The bill which is expected to be introduced later this year enforces stricter obligations on platforms. However experts opine that the bill focuses on the issue of kids ‘stumbling’ across pornography on social media but not children who start to look for it on dedicated porn websites.