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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take any action against social media companies which allow advertisements from essay mill services and contract cheating companies; and if so, what action.

Photo of Lord Ashton of Hyde Lord Ashton of Hyde The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

The public must have confidence in the exam system and cheating of any kind is unacceptable.

Online advertising is not specifically in scope of the forthcoming Online Harms White Paper and will be looked at in detail as part of the online advertising review announced by the Secretary of State in February. To the extent that there is overlap between the White Paper and online advertising self-regulation, we will work with stakeholders on any duplication that may arise as a result of the proposals.

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