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Social Media: Codes of Practice

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 4728, tabled on 12 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will ensure that the code of practice for providers of online social media platforms will include provisions for those providers to fully co-operate with the police on criminal content.

Answered on

19 July 2017

The Digital Economy Act requires the Secretary of State, before issuing a code of practice, to consult social media providers to whom the code is intended to give guidance and such other persons as the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to consult. We will take forward this consultation as part of the Internet Safety Strategy.

The detail of what the code of practice will include will be decided following this consultation.