Right to Know planning to protest Online Regulations Policy

The Film and Publication Board has been hosting National Public Consultation on the Online Draft Policy.

FILE: The Online Regulation Policy aims to classify content that is published on the internet. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - The Right to Know Campaign is planning to protest to the Film and Publication Board offices against its proposed Online Regulations Policy.

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has been hosting National Public Consultation on the Online Draft Policy for input.

On Thursday the dialogue was held in Cape Town.

The Online Regulations Policy aims to classify content that is published on the internet.

The Film and Publication Board Chief Operating Officer Sipho Risiba, alongside his colleagues, says the draft policy is principally designed to protect children from adult content on the internet.

But many people there expressed concerns about the proposed new policy.

"You want to tell me what content the South African public can get access to. That's censorship."

"You are using the little children we love to scare us into accepting an apartheid era censorship law."

"This is a democracy, this cannot be allowed."