The Online Safety Bill: Demos position paper
The UK Government’s Online Safety Bill has finally been published, almost three years since the initial Online Harms White Paper that began the debate about digital regulation in the United Kingdom. This document sets out recommendations to help inform the forthcoming Parliamentary process and, should...
The Internet and end of life
As the world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an emerging need for bereavement support at a critical level. This report finds that online spaces are a crucial cornerstone of support to people grieving and people at the end of their life, providing...
Engendering hate: the contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online
This report outlines a framework for understanding how disinformation is being used online to exclude women from public life. The report finds that gendered disinformation is parasitic on news events, existing rumours, and underlying social stereotypes, and can be extremely successful in reaching a broad...
Britain under lockdown
This report brings together stories and statistics about the change British people have lived through in the last few months, bringing together contributions from nearly 12,000 members of the public who shared their ideas and experiences. The aim is to help people and policy-makers alike...
What’s in a name? A forward view of anonymity online
Drawing on legal, philosophical and historical evidence and interviews, this paper clearly articulates how online anonymity should be understood. It presents a model through which future settlements on online anonymity can be tested, presented in a way that is useful to both technologists and policymakers.