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Social Media: Training

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 284268, tabled on 2 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to establish a voluntary citizen editors training scheme to help current social media moderators more effectively manage potentially damaging content.

Answered on

5 September 2019

As outlined in the Online Harms White Paper, we intend to establish in law a new duty of care on companies towards their users, overseen by an independent regulator. The duty of care will ensure companies have appropriate systems and processes in place to deal with harmful content on their services, and keep their users safe. The Government is currently analysing the responses to the White Paper consultation, and will publish its response by the end of the year.

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