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Social Media: Violence

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Policing)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police staff and officers are working on the Government funded social media hub to tackle violent content online; and what the volume is of gang-related content that has been (a) disrupted and (b) removed from social media platforms.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

There are 17 police staff and officers working in the MPS led Social Media Hub. The Hub became operational in May this year and since then it has generated 556 cases of gang-related online content that have resulted in some form of police action or disruption. 83 cases of gang related content have been removed from social media platforms.

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