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Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation

Commons Select Committee

Under paragraph (3) of S.O. No.152 each departmental select committee has power to appoint one sub-Committee. The DCMS Sub-Committee on Online Harms and Disinformation was set up in March 2020 to consider a broad range of issues in this area, including forthcoming legislation on Online Harms.

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Committee news

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MPs examine trusted voices and role of National Academics in combating misinformation
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee explores which organisations are the most trusted sources of information in the UK
13 July 2022
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MPs propose amendments to Online Safety Bill to ensure Ofcom independence
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes report on Amending the Online Safety Bill
4 July 2022
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MPs to scrutinise updated Online Safety Bill
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hears from charity leaders, researchers, and academics
1 June 2022
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Committee calls for clarity on plans for new joint committee to scrutinise Online Safety Bill powers
Government responds to Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee report on The Draft Online Safety Bill and the legal but harmful debate
24 March 2022
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MPs question Sports Minister, FA, and Premier League on sanctions for Russian influence in sport
The session will also look more widely at the role of Russian money in both the ownership and sponsorship of football clubs.
10 March 2022
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Illegal and harmful content could evade new online safety law, warn MPs
DCMS Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation publishes report on the Draft Online Safety Bill and the legal but harmful debate
24 January 2022
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Social media giants questioned on online safety and influencer culture
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee holds two separate evidence sessions
17 January 2022
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MPs to compare UK and Australia online safety legislation
The Sub-Committee compares UK and Australia online safety legislation.
10 December 2021
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Nadine Dorries faces DCMS Committee for first time as Culture Secretary
DCMS Committee examines the Secretary of State, Nadine Dorries
19 November 2021
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Draft Online Safety Bill: MPs to examine protections for online journalism
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee considers how the content of online journalism will be protected from requirements in the draft Bill
5 November 2021
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MPs examine calls for draft legislation to make online abuse of women and girls a legal offence
In its current form, the Bill does not explicitly name violence against women and girls.
22 October 2021
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MPs hold first session to scrutinise draft Online Safety Bill
Chair of the Lords’ Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee, will be questioned about the draft Online Safety Bill
22 September 2021
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MPs probe the Government’s approach to tackling harmful online content
The DCMS Sub-Committee on Online Harms and Disinformation launches a new inquiry
27 July 2021
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Information Commissioner questioned by DCMS Sub-committee
Elizabeth Denham will appear before the DCMS Sub-committee to discuss the ICO’s role in protecting individuals’ data privacy.
22 January 2021
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Chair comments on Online Harms legislation
Chair comments on Online Harms legislation
15 December 2020
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Committee to take evidence from social media companies as part of its inquiry into anti-vaccination disinformation
Facebook, YouTube and TikTok to face MPs on Covid-19 vaccine disinformation
11 December 2020
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Committee to call in social media companies on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation examines COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
23 November 2020
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Further delay to online harms legislation ‘unjustifiable’ says DCMS Committee Chair
DCMS Committee publish Government Response to their report on Misinformation in the Covid-19 Infodemic
14 October 2020
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Ethical questions around the use of AI and algorithms in society to be explored by MPs
Committee to question experts in data ethics and governance
9 October 2020
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Sub-Committee to question TikTok
TikTok faces questions over claims of censorship and action on tackling harmful content
17 September 2020
Total results 31 (page 1 of 2)