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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube questioned on response to hate crime

18 April 2019

As part of its inquiry into hate crime, the Home Affairs Committee takes evidence from the big three social media companies, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, on their actions to reduce the availability of hateful material on their platforms.

Witnesses

Wednesday 24 April in Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster

At 10.00am

  • Katy Minshall, Head of UK Government, Public Policy & Philanthropy, Twitter
  • Marco Pancini, Director of Public Policy, YouTube
  • Neil Potts, Public Policy Director, Facebook

The session is likely to cover:

  • Processes for identifying and removing illegal and inappropriate content
  • Operation of algorithms and content recommendations
  • Use of social media by the far-right
  • Role of alternative social media platforms
  • Views on the Government’s Online Harms White Paper and the impact of greater regulation of social media

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