“They’re going to be the only people that are going to be allowed to spread misinformation.
“You’re not going to be able to question the Government when they bring these things in.
“This Government, I believe, has been infiltrated by rogue actors and they seem intent on destroying this nation.”
Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan said the Online Safety Bill was a “game-changing” new law.
Social media faces a crackdown
The passage of the Bill has also been welcomed by child safety campaigners after its lengthy journey through Parliament and had faced resistance from tech firms concerned about measures which could weaken communication security.
Officials claim the legislation would tame the “Wild West” of the internet.
The reforms come in response to concern about youngsters being impacted with harmful content, with young lives being lost as a result.
Sir Peter Wanless, chief executive of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, said: “At the NSPCC we hear from children about the completely unacceptable levels of abuse and harm they face online every day.
“That’s why we have campaigned strongly for change alongside brave survivors, families, young people and Parliamentarians to ensure the legislation results in a much safer online world for children.”
Le Tissier, who made a name by racking up goals for Southampton in the Premier League, has become an outspoken critic of the Government in recent years and thinks the hefty bill relating to the internet only serves to silence dissenting voices.
“I think anybody who challenges the establishment is getting targeted, I’ve had it myself”, he told Dan Wootton.
“It seems pretty obvious to me that they are going after anyone who will challenge them, and this bill is in place to stop that from happening, and stop people from having a voice.
“In a democracy, this shouldn’t be allowed to happen.”