Travel site TripAdvisor is being sued by the United Kingdom over its plans to censor internet content in response to the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.
The company says it will stop hosting content that is “offensive, discriminatory, abusive, hateful, threatening, or otherwise offensive.”
In a press release, TripAdvisors argued that it is against its core principles of free expression to censor content and urged users to “resist the encroachment of authoritarian regimes on freedom of speech.”
Travel sites have long faced backlash over hosting content deemed offensive or controversial, especially if it is hosted on other sites.
The U.K. is home to one of the most repressive regimes in the world, and it recently passed the Snooper’s Charter, which gives the government the power to monitor internet content.
The UK’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has already threatened to impose a blanket ban on internet service providers that do not comply with the new law.