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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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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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Social media companies must be held accountable over spread of false information on COVID-19
Committee asks the Government to tackle state-backed disinformation through social media
6 April 2020
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Disinformation and misinformation on social media about COVID-19 to be investigated
DCMS Sub-committee on Online Harms and Disinformation to investigate disinformation on COVID-19
26 March 2020
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MPs question delay in Government action to tackle spread of disinformation on coronavirus
Sub-committee writes to Secretary of State for explanation regarding delay for unit to counter coronavirus disinformation
17 March 2020
Total results 18 (page 1 of 1)