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'Shift in the level of accountability' on social media needed - statement on White Paper on online harms

  • By JackGraves

 

Responding to the Government's White Paper on online harms, published today, Cllr Nickie Aiken, London Councils’ Executive member for Schools and Children’s Services, said:

“Social media companies should rightly take more responsibility for the impact they can have on local communities – especially on the lives of our young Londoners.

“London boroughs are deeply concerned about this given we’re responsible for caring for victims of child sexual exploitation groomed via social media networks, we work to rehabilitate young offenders who are influenced by violent online content and we support families who have survived domestic abuse inflicted through online channels.

“It’s clear that a shift in the level of accountability on social media platforms is needed going forward.”

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