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Facebook, Google, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter questioned on Online Harms

19 January 2021

The Home Affairs Committee seeks the response of the social media companies to the Government’s proposals for regulating online harms, and discuss the actions taken by platforms to identify and remove illegal and harmful content on their services. 

Witnesses

Wednesday 20 January, virtual meeting

At 4.00pm

Panel 1

  • Theo Bertram, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy for Europe, TikTok
  • Nick Pickles, Global Head of Public Policy Strategy and Development, Twitter
  • Derek Slater, Global Director of Information Policy, Google
  • Henry Turnbull, Head of Public Policy UK & Nordics, Snap Inc

Panel Two

  • Monika Bickert, Facebook
  • Niamh Sweeney, Facebook

The session explores the use of social media by organised crime groups to facilitate illegal activity, including human trafficking and illegal migration, and Facebook’s plans to implement end-to-end encryption in its messaging services.

The Committee also examines questions raised by the action taken by social media companies against the accounts of President Trump.

Further information

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