Theresa May to create new internet controlled and regulated by government

Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations, allowing the government to decide what is said online.

The plans will allow Britain to become "the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet", the manifesto claims.

That legislation allows the government to force internet companies to keep records on their customers' browsing histories, giving ministers the power to break apps like WhatsApp so messages can be read.

The manifesto makes reference to those increased powers, saying that the government will work even harder to ensure there is no "safe space for terrorists to be able to communicate online".