Government told to urgently protect elections from online interference
British authorities are failing to respond to serious dangers posed by the internet and could be allowing future referendums and other votes to be compromised by foreign actors, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has warned.
MPs on the committee said the government was not focused enough on the issues raised by its “online harms white paper”, which aims to make sure tech giants behave responsibly and regulate the content they share.
“We know that our electoral laws are not fit for purpose. Political campaigns are fought online, not through the letter box, and our laws need to be brought up to date with the digital age.