Philp defends his bill after resignation

Former digital minister Chris Philp spoke from the backbench days after resigning from his position to defend the online safety bill that he had “spent most of the last three or four months concocting”. 

Philp rejected claims in some reports that this bill  “mandates censorship of speech that is legal but harmful” but it was about social media companies address content in their terms and conditions.

Philp pointed to the promotion of legal content that could be “perceived as potentially harmful” as an area for the government to look at to improve the bill.