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Social Media: Hate Crime

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 148801, tabled on 1 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will include penalties for social media companies that fail to remove hate speech flagged by users in the forthcoming internet safety strategy white paper.

Answered on

11 June 2018

The Government response to the Internet Safety Strategy Green paper announced that DCMS and Home Office will jointly work on a White Paper. The White Paper will set out our proposals for future legislation that will cover the full range of online harms, including both harmful and illegal content. We expect the White Paper to be published later this year.