Online Content: Crime

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons on 25th February 2019.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Minister of State (Home Office) (Security)

The hon. Gentleman highlights something that is already the case for child sexual exploitation images in the US, and we get up to 4,000 referrals a month from US and Canadian ISPs where that has been identified. Exploring broadening that out would be welcome, but we should not forget that a large part of what these companies do is about making profit. The algorithms in their platforms are about hooking people into watching more and more, and they need to get to the heart of their business case as well as their technology so that we can deal with the challenges.