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A special parliamentary committee, using manipulated “evidence” on “fake news” and “Russian influence”, has now published a report aimed at reinforcing censorship efforts.
The political establishment in Great Britain is using every means at its disposal to silence critical voices and thus enforce extensive censorship measures on the Internet. After almost one and a half years, the report of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee is ready for alleged and actual “fake news” – and contains “evidence” that has been selected and manipulated in such a way that the media fight against Russia can be intensified.
The report uses the fight against Russian “fake news” as a pretext to demand immediate action to suppress the democratic rights of individuals and political organizations, censor social networks and ban alternative media sources. The committee also uses the accusation of Russian influence over the Brexit vote to stop Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) or to revise the Brexit referendum.
The DCMS résumé states: “There are many potential threats to our democracy and our values, including ‘fake news’ created for profit or other gain and disseminated through state-funded programmes or deliberate distortion of the facts. Responsible for this are groups with a specific agenda that want to influence political elections, among other things.”
“This agenda has such significant implications that the focus of our research has shifted from an analysis of the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, largely disseminated through social media, to issues affecting the future of democracy. Probably even more dangerous than obviously false information is the incessant manipulation of extremely biased views that play with people’s fears and prejudices to influence their electoral and other behaviour.”
Russia is accused of influencing the thinking and actions of millions of people. “In particular, we have evidence of Russian state-sponsored attempts to influence the elections in the US and UK through social media, similar attempts by private companies, and breaches of law in social media dealings committed by some of the pro-electors of the British EU referendum.
The DCMS demands that the government stop using the term “fake news” because “it is not clear what it means and there is no uniform definition”. Instead, the government should “introduce a uniform definition of the words ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’ which “can be used as a basis for regulations and their enforcement”.
This means that in the UK it will be possible to censor websites that are not well-behaved on line. Anyone who does not write to the establishment in the mouth will be deleted from the Internet, so to speak. It is also to be expected that a corresponding British law will soon find imitators throughout the EU.
About Great Britain
The United Kingdom is a parliamentary-democratic hereditary monarchy of the House of Windsor. Neither Great Britain nor Northern Ireland have a written constitution. Individual laws such as the Magna Charta libertatum (1215), the Petition of Right (1628), the Habeas Corpus Act (1679), the Bill of Rights (1689), the Act of Settlement (1700), the Representation of the People Acts (1832 and 1928), the Parliament Acts (1911 and 1949) as well as court rulings on current constitutional issues form the basis for the rules of constitutional law. The monarch (Elizabeth II, since 1952) is both head of state and secular head of the Anglican Church and head of the Commonwealth, but today he limits himself largely to representative tasks. The executive power lies with the government under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister (David Cameron, since May 2010), who is appointed by the monarch.
The legislature consists of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The House of Lords consists of 755 members. Of these, 88 are holders of hereditary peerage, 642 are members of the nobility for life raised by the Crown on governmental proposal (including the Lord Chief Judges) and 25 are bishops of the Anglican Church during their term of office (as of 2013). The House of Commons has effective legislative power. Its 646 members are directly elected for a maximum of five years. Seats are allocated on a fixed quota basis to the administrative units of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Active eligibility begins at the age of 18 and passive eligibility at the age of 21. Due to the majority voting system, the party system is traditionally dominated by two parties: Labour Party and Conservative Party. The third major party is the Liberals. In Northern Ireland, the historical and political situation has led to the development of a party system based on denominational principles.
There are four parts of the country. England is divided into 34 counties, 46 unitary councils, six metropolitan counties and Greater London; Scotland into 32 unitary councils; Wales into 22 unitary councils; Northern Ireland into 26 districts.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a highly industrialised country and one of the EU’s most successful market economies. London is not only a tourist magnet, but also an international financial centre. However, the financial sector was severely affected by the global financial crisis in 2007 and 2008. The financial crisis is still having a negative impact on the British economy. Economic growth was only 0.3% in 2012. British labour market policy has been regarded as very successful for years, with an unemployment rate of around 8 % in 2012.
Overall, the service sector accounts for more than three-quarters of the total gross domestic product (GDP).
Agriculture is not an important economic sector, but it can cover around 60 % of the UK’s food needs using only about 1 % of the UK’s workforce. This speaks in favour of mechanisation and efficiency of work processes.
The state is rich in energy resources. Oil production off Scotland, in particular, has meant that the country has been independent of oil and gas imports since 1980 and even exports both. Besides these two, nuclear power is the most important source of energy.
Once important industries such as textiles and clothing have lost their importance. Within the industrial sector, the automotive industry accounts for the largest share. The electrotechnical and electronic companies of the growth industry have gained in importance, mainly based in the north and northwest of England and in the London area. In addition to their products, important export goods are machinery and chemical products, metal goods and vehicles, fuels and luxury foods. The main part of exports goes to the EU partner countries and the USA. The currency is the pound sterling (= 100 pence).