Online Harms: Social Media

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons on 13th July 2020.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

It has been more than a year since the Government published their online harms White Paper and yet there is still no proper protection in place. Instead, all we have had are delays, ministerial briefings about potentially watering down the sanctions within the White Paper, and continued intensive lobbying by tech giants, which are still failing to remove harmful content and disinformation. That really is poor, so can the Minister update the House about what conversations she has had with social media companies about taking down harmful content and when exactly will the online harms Bill finally be published?