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Northern Ireland Office written question – answered on 21st July 2021.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

What recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) representatives of social media platforms on tackling sectarian abuse and incitement online.

Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

What discussions he has held with cabinet colleagues and social media platforms on tackling sectarian abuse and incitement online.

Photo of Robin Walker Robin Walker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office

Online abuse is an issue that affects all four nations of the United Kingdom and it is important that we work together to keep people safe from such abuse.

In May, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published its draft Online Safety Bill. The Northern Ireland Department of Justice, who have lead responsibility in Northern Ireland for tackling sectarian abuse and incitement online, has been engaged in this work.

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