28th October 2020: Lord Faulkner of Worcester:

My contribution to a question on what steps are being taken to protect those threatened with the sharing of intimate images online.:

Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Lab)

My Lords, eight months have now passed since the Government published their Online Harms White Paper. I expect that, as one of its authors, the noble Baroness, Lady Morgan of Cotes, must be a little frustrated at the non-appearance of the legislation it proposed. Does the Minister agree that the greatest threat to online safety is the reluctance of the social media companies to tackle the problem of anonymity, as this encourages people to post vile and hateful material about others without anyone knowing who they are? Will that be dealt with in the government Bill when it eventually appears?

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