Caroline Dinenage MP, Google and Microsoft discuss freedom of expression online
As part of its inquiry into freedom of expression online, the Committee hears from Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister for Digital and Culture, at the Department for Digital, Culture Media, and Sport; and Katie O’Donovan, UK Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy, Google and Becky Foreman, UK Corporate Affairs Director, Microsoft.
Likely questions and areas for discussion with Caroline Dinenage MP include:
- When will the Digital Markets Unit be given statutory powers?
- What plans does the Government have to promote digital citizenship through education and awareness-raising, both among children and adults?
- The Government has said that the Online Safety Bill will contain “robust protections for journalistic content”. From what does the Government think journalists need to be protected?
- Is the Government concerned that the proposed global reach of the Online Safety Bill will lead to some smaller companies blocking access to their platforms from the UK?
Likely questions and areas for discussion with Google and Microsoft include:
- How does your business model shape the design of your search algorithms?
- Should there be mandatory bargaining between platforms and publishers?
- Why does Microsoft take a different view from Google on the mandatory news bargaining code?
- What are the best means of promoting digital citizenship among adults?