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Social Media

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL236, tabled on 8 January 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether social media platforms are adequately monitored for harmful and illegal content.

Answered on

17 January 2020

We published the Online Harms White Paper in April last year, setting out plans for world-leading legislation to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online.

Our proposals would establish a new statutory 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 to keep their users safe.