U.K. Bill Would Censor "Defamatory" Online Comments

But Websites would have some protection from lawsuits if they complied


Courts would have the power to order website operators to remove comments that have already been ruled to be defamatory even if those website operators did not post the comments themselves, according to the latest revisions to the Defamation Bill.

Under the Bill people who have been allegedly defamed would be able to bring an action for defamation against website operators under certain circumstances.