Internet users will be protected from abusive bloggers and malicious Facebook postings under proposals to set up an independent internet watchdog, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.
The body, made up of industry representatives, would be responsible for drawing up guidelines that social networking sites, the blogosphere, website owners and search engines would be expected to follow.
The recommendation is one of several that the House of Commons culture, media and sport select committee is expected to make tomorrow (Thurs) in its long-awaited report on harmful content on the internet and in video games.
Gosh, that’s interesting, don’t you think? Looks at how they define the industry…..blogs are apparently one of the four components.
Anyone want to take the other side of a bet that one quarter of those being paid (for of course, expenses and a per diem will obviously be paid) will be bloggers?
No, I didn’t think so.
So they can bugger off then can’t they?
For this is self-regulation….which means that some of the selves being regulated need to be doing the regulation, no?