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Facebook, Google and Microsoft meet the Committee

30 October 2018

Representatives from Facebook, Google and Microsoft give evidence to the Communications Committee for its inquiry on internet regulation.

Background

Facebook, Google and Microsoft provide a variety of different online services and have taken large portions of different digital markets. The Committee explores the responsibilities these companies have to their users, and whether internet companies should do more to protect social values and rights online.

Witnesses

Tuesday 30 October, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Rebecca Stimson, Head of Public Policy, UK, Facebook
  • Katie O'Donovan, Public Policy Manager, UK, Google
  • Hugh Milward, Director of Corporate, Legal and External Affairs, Microsoft

Possible lines of questioning

Topics likely to be covered in the evidence session include:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of the current regulatory framework of the internet
  • The risks for consumers and citizens associated with the concentration of digital markets within the hands of a few large tech companies
  • The responsibilities of online service providers for moderating user-generated content
  • The liability of online platforms for the content that they host.

Further information

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