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Terrorism: Social Media

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 902953, tabled on 21 July 2021

What discussions he has held with cabinet colleagues and social media platforms on tackling sectarian abuse and incitement online.

Answered on

21 July 2021

Online abuse is an issue that affects all four nations of the United Kingdom and it is important that we work together to keep people safe from such abuse.

In May, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport published its draft Online Safety Bill. The Northern Ireland Department of Justice, who have lead responsibility in Northern Ireland for tackling sectarian abuse and incitement online, has been engaged in this work.

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