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Social Media: Codes of Practice

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 4757, tabled on 12 July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what mechanisms she plans to put in place to revise the code of practice for providers of online social media platforms to respond to future technical developments.

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.