Food: Advertising

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 9th February 2018.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of social media companies on restricting junk food adverts to children.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The department meets regularly with online platforms to discuss what more can be done to protect young people online, including from the advertisement products online.

The Internet Safety Strategy will explore how higher expectations of online safety from advertisers can be translated into a greater focus on safety from platforms.

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