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SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICE PROVIDERS, CIVIL LIABILITY AND OVERSIGHT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 995: tabled on 27 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by the failure of social media companies to remove hateful and illegal content spreading racism, antisemitism and other forms of discrimination; is further concerned that social media companies are benefitting from immunity from prosecution for failure to remove the content published on their platforms; notes the Ten Minute Rule Motion on Social Media Service Providers (Civil Liability and Oversight); further notes the Motion's proposed rules on disclosure of information and an e-commissioner to ensure an appropriate regulatory approach to social media; congratulates both the German and Australian Parliaments for their efforts to make social media companies deliver proper oversight of their platforms; and calls on Government Ministers to establish an economic incentive for social media companies to abide by their own terms of service and the law.