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Social media companies questioned on hate crime

19 December 2017

The Home Affairs Committee hears from social media companies on solutions to tackle online hate crime.


Tuesday 19 December 2017, Committee Room 6, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Google EMEA: Dr Nicklas Berild Lundblad, Vice President Public Policy
  • Facebook: Simon Milner, Director, Public Policy
  • Twitter EMEA: Sinead McSweeney, VP Public Policy and Communications

Purpose of the session

Issues likely to be covered in this session include:

  • Trends in online hate crime
  • Action taken by social media companies to remove inappropriate and illegal content
  • Technological solutions to facilitate automatic flagging and removal of offensive material
  • The likely impact of the Government's Internet Safety Strategy
  • The implications for social media of the recent report on intimidation by the Committee on Standards in Public Life
  • Child protection online 

Further information

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