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Online abuse and the experience of disabled people

Inquiry

Draft recommendations for consultation

Government response

The Committee looked into the following questions:

  • What's the impact of online abuse, especially on people with disabilities?
  • Who’s responsible for protecting people from online abuse? Are technology companies doing enough?
  • How well does the current law protect disabled people from online abuse? Does the law need to be changed?
  • How should we define online abuse? Where’s the line between legitimate freedom of expression, behaviour that is against the terms and conditions of social media sites, and abuse that should be against the law?
  • What support is there for victims of online abuse?

The Committee heard from people with disabilities and other experts in the field.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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2nd Special Report - Online abuse and the experience of disabled people: Government response to the Committee's First Report
Inquiry Online abuse and the experience of disabled people
HC 2122
Report
2nd Special Report - Online abuse and the experience of disabled people: Government response to the Committee's First Report (Large print format)
Inquiry Online abuse and the experience of disabled people
HC 2122
Report
2nd Special Report - Online abuse and the experience of disabled people: Government response to the Committee's First Report (Audio of the full report)
Inquiry Online abuse and the experience of disabled people
HC 2122
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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19 June 2018
Inquiry Online abuse and the experience of disabled people
Witnesses Karim Palant, UK Public Policy Manager, Facebook, Katie O’Donovan, Public Policy Manager, Google, Nick Pickles, UK Head of Public Policy and Government, Twitter
Oral Evidence
24 April 2018
Inquiry Online abuse and the experience of disabled people
Witnesses Paul Giannasi OBE, Cross-Government Hate Crime Programme Manager, Detective Inspector John Donovan, Online Hate Crime Hub, Metropolitan Police Service, Superintendent Edward De La Rue, Brighton and Hove Division, Sussex Police
Oral Evidence
6 February 2018
Inquiry Online abuse and the experience of disabled people
Witnesses Katie Price, petition creator, and Amy Price; Anne Novis MBE, disability campaigner, Inclusion London, Andie Gbedemah, Public Affairs Officer, Dimensions, and Amy Clarke, Digital Assistant, and Rob Holland, Parliamentary Manager, Mencap (at 3.00pm).
Oral Evidence
Dimensions (ONL0017)
Mencap (ONL0018)
CPS (ONL0016)

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