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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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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
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Report on Misinformation in the COVID-19 Infodemic published
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee says Government must tackle online harms as a matter of urgency
21 July 2020
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Social media companies questioned on tackling misinformation
Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation questions executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter
1 June 2020
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Twitter, Facebook and Google recalled to Parliament
Twitter, Facebook and Google recalled to Parliament after failing to provide clear answers on false information
21 May 2020
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Twitter, Facebook and Google ‘unwilling' to give clear answers on tackling false information
Chair demands greater clarity and detail on measures taken by social media to counter Covid-19 misinformation
4 May 2020
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Facebook, Google and Twitter face questions on spread of COVID-19 misinformation
Questions will focus on what social media companies are doing to counter false narratives on Covid-19
29 April 2020
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Publication of written evidence and evidence session to question social media companies
DCMS Committee publishes evidence of misinformation in COVID-19 pandemic and evidence session - Thursday 30 April
29 April 2020
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Social media companies face questions on COVID-19 misinformation
Facebook, Google and Twitter face questions on spread of COVID-19 misinformation
24 April 2020
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Chair welcomes urgent action to tackle misinformation about COVID-19
Ofcom prioritising complaints and investigations in effort to stop coronavirus misinformation
16 April 2020
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