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Social Media: Harassment

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 1077, tabled on 26 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure social media companies tackle cyber bullying.

Answered on

4 July 2017

The Government expects social media companies, and internet platforms, to have robust processes in place and to act promptly when all forms of abuse, including cyber bullying is reported. That includes acting quickly to removing inappropriate content, and where appropriate, suspending or terminating the accounts of those breaching the rules in place. We are continuing to work closely with industry, including social media companies, charities, schools and parents to tackle this serious issue.