Social Media: Bullying:Written question - 169448

Q
(Dewsbury)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 31 August 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Social Media: Bullying
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with representatives of social media providers on tackling online (a) misogynistic, (b) racist, (c) homophobic and transphobic abuse.
A
Answered by: Mrs Heather Wheeler
Answered on: 06 September 2018

Since 2011 the cross-government hate crime programme has included work with Internet Service Providers and key stakeholders to deal with online abuse including misogynistic, racist, homophobic and transphobic abuse.

This work has largely been led by the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for combating Anti-Semitism, and latterly by the EU High Level Group on internet abuse. They have worked with key internet service providers including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft on a code to take down illegal content within 24 hours.

Share this page