Today the House is debating the Report of the Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill.
The Online Safety Bill aims to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online and to ensure that what is illegal offline should be regulated online.
As many of you will know, I have been campaigning hard against anonymous online abuse for a long time and feel passionately about this topic.
In November I presented my amendment to the Online Safety Bill to the House which proposes to give social media users the choice to only interact with verified accounts in a bid to tackle the depth and reach of anonymous abuse.
I am very pleased that the Joint Committee’s report has recommended that there should be “A requirement for the largest and highest risk platforms to offer the choice of verified or unverified status and user options on how they interact with accounts in either category”.
I shall continue, to push this issue and once again thank the cross party support that my suggested amendment has had thus far. 🙏🏻