Liz Truss wants a separate internet for teens – browse these 11 great reactions
Each time the two remaining prime ministerial hopefuls face their limited voting public, they seem to enter into a race to the bottom. Each tries to outdo the other with unworkable policies or outrageously incorrect statements.
Rishi Sunak claims "As a backbench MP, I came up with the idea of freeports."
Freeports have existed in the UK since the 1980s and first appeared in the Conservative's 1983 general election manifesto when Rishi Sunak was three years old – 32 years before he became an MP. pic.twitter.com/0QQVNFMWrs
— Adam Schwarz (@AdamJSchwarz) August 3, 2022
BREAKING: Liz Truss has expressed deep concern that a "disproportionate number" of women have been imprisoned for non-payment of the TV licence.
Zero women have been imprisoned for non-payment of the TV licence x
— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) August 3, 2022
During a recent hustings, journalist Latika M Bourke live-tweeted proceedings, reporting on this nugget of information.
Truss asked about online harms bill suggests two-track internet – one for teens and one that protects adult free speech.
She says she's worried about what her teen daughters see but adults should have free speech.
HOW would you set up a different internet re age of user???
— Latika M Bourke (@latikambourke) August 1, 2022
Twitter wasn’t prepared to let that one pass, and this is what people had to say about it.
“Now Liz, you’re storming ahead, just get out there and don’t say anything weird”
“I’m going to ignore Scotland entirely”
“There should be TWO internets” pic.twitter.com/0mlt4zMTbf
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) August 1, 2022
She make Dorries sound like Stephen Hawking. https://t.co/65HfvcU8uN
— Andy P (@ArcticReviews) August 2, 2022
Do you get sent a special password from the queen on your 20th birthday?
Pssst, try "$0vr1nty" https://t.co/BO1248W00a
— James Lucas (@RabAusten) August 2, 2022
Truss wants two 'internets' – (she means World Wide Webs)
The more she talks the more respect I have for whoever told her not to do interviews https://t.co/wiJvtlcHXA
— Trumpton (@Trump_ton) August 2, 2022
What about two internets? I'm sure that'll work! pic.twitter.com/mL3AOE97HC
— Satan (@SpeakingSatan) August 2, 2022
We need a total and complete shutdown on Oxford PPE until we can figure out what is going on.https://t.co/tqjc7sL1Qy
— Tom Morris ️ (@tommorris) August 2, 2022
Anyone get the sense the leadership contenders are just coming up with policies on spur of moment? https://t.co/GNA5q8kbGw
— Greg Wright (@gregwrightYP) August 2, 2022
Hahaha “a two track internet”
This is very much a Brass Eye moment. https://t.co/eaAlRLgEOw
— .gbp (@alexbloor) August 2, 2022
Tell me you don't know how the internet works without telling me you don't know how the internet works. https://t.co/bxTHWB4FmK
— Reg (@RegGBlinker) August 2, 2022
One of the two candidates to be the UK's next PM wants there to be separate internets for adults and teens.
Once again I have to ask, when will politicians stop being so embarrassing when it comes to discussing technology? https://t.co/V05d1HeQHY
— Katie Collins (@katiecollins) August 1, 2022
Sorry under-18s. You can only access NeoPets now
— Felicity Hannah (@FelicityHannah) August 2, 2022
Kate Bevan had this to add.
Both Truss and Sunak are throwing out increasingly stupid ideas that won't survive a moment's contact with reality as they try to convince Tory members to back them. Once again: party leaders should be chosen by MPs, not grassroots members. https://t.co/QPdlB2OlKC
— Kate Bevan 🇺🇦 (@katebevan) August 2, 2022
Maybe Liz Truss should leave the internet stuff to Nadine Dorries.