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UK wants to reform Official Secrets law by pretending journalism doesn't exist

3 days ago

Created a post 186 points @severine

UK wants to reform Official Secrets law by pretending journalism doesn't exist

@raxxorrax 3 days

Replying to @severine 🎙

Not from the UK, but it is a mistake to insist on press freedom. There should not be a difference between a journalist and any other civilian.

Doing this will only lead to government trying to attack the status of journalist, which will drag people through the mud. Everyone is allowed to report on everything, naturally. Especially on government misconduct.

That said, for any practical reason, just give the info that hasn't been authorized for release to someone outside of government jurisdiction and keep your head down. Problem solved, info is out.

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@mhh__ 3 days

Replying to @severine 🎙

I look forward to David's blog being banned by the government for limiting their free speech...

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@pydry 3 days

Replying to @severine 🎙

>Endorsed by the home secretary, Priti Patel, the consultation argues that press disclosures can be worse than spying, because the work of a foreign spy “will often only be to the benefit of a single state or actor”.

tl;dr Priti Patel thinks embarrassing government leaks are worse for her than actual espionage and so wants to criminalize them.

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