1 Viscount Hailsham debates involving the Department for Science, Innovation & Technology

Counter-Disinformation Unit: Israel and Palestine

Viscount Hailsham Excerpts
Tuesday 24th October 2023

(8 months, 3 weeks ago)

Lords Chamber
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Viscount Camrose Portrait Viscount Camrose (Con)
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I absolutely agree with the most reverend Primate about the seriousness and horror of the situation. On requiring social media companies to act, the Online Safety Bill will become law in a matter of days; it places much more rigorous requirements on the social media companies to remove content which is illegal and is harmful to children and to have only content that is consistent with their published terms of service.

Viscount Hailsham Portrait Viscount Hailsham (Con)
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My Lords, what are Ministers doing to engage with the leaders of the relevant religious communities to persuade their followers to avoid inflammatory actions and words, which are causing such trouble and intercommunity tension?