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Social Media: Taxation

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 644, tabled on 22 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to introduce an industry-wide levy from social media companies and communications service providers to support awareness and preventative activity to counter internet harms; and if she will make a statement.

Answered on

27 June 2017

As part of the work on the Digital Charter, which was announced in the Queen's speech, the Government is considering a range of options to counter internet harms. Further details of our approach is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/matt-hancocks-speech-on-technology-at-the-margaret-thatcher-conference-on-security

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