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Grubby, tortuous, full of malware and deceit: Just call it Lionel because the internet is MESSY

So what are we going to do about it? Anything?

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Reg Lectures Trolls, fake news, Russian bots, radicals – there's plenty to put you off going online.

And there's many a politician ready to clamp down on and control the internet, in an attempt to conquer these dark forces bruising our society, systems and discourse.

But attempting to control the internet isn't just wrong – it's counterproductive, according to University of East Anglia Law School senior lecture Paul Bernal.

Paul, author of the newly published The Internet, Warts and All, will discuss this idea with Register readers at our September 27 lecture in central London.

Along the way Bernal will propose that we shouldn't just accept the evils of fake news and trolls but that – to conquer them – we must embrace them. You can purchase tickets via Eventbrite here.

The setting for our evening is The Rugby Tavern, 19 Great James Street, London, WC1N 3ES. Doors open at 6.30pm with the lecture starting at 7pm and running for 45 minutes. Audience Q&A with Paul will follow a 45-minute pit stop for refreshments. ®

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