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Social Media Service Providers, Civil Liability And Oversight

EDM number 995 in 2017-19, proposed by John Mann on 27/02/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Companies, Equality, Information technology, Internet and cybercrime, Racial discrimination and Regulation.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

John Mann27/02/2018BassetlawLabourProposed
Jim Shannon28/02/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley28/02/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins28/02/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham28/02/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts28/02/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Bob Blackman28/02/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Christine Jardine05/03/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Thelma Walker05/03/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
Mary Glindon07/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Ruth George08/03/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands08/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
David Linden13/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle19/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned

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