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Social Media: Harassment and Hate Crime

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 169548, tabled on 3 September 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce hate speech and harassment on social media.

Answered on

11 September 2018

The Government response to the Internet Safety Strategy consultation, published in May 2018, announced our intention to publish a joint DCMS-Home Office White Paper to set out more definitive steps on online harms and safety.

As part of the Government response, we published a draft version of our social media code of practice. As required by the Digital Economy Act 2017, we are now consulting with social media providers and others on the code. We will set out further information relating to the code as part of our forthcoming White Paper.