Tuesday 21 July 2020 / 12:01 AM Coronavirus / Digital / Jo Stevens

Jo Stevens responds to DCMS Committee misinformation report

Jo Stevens MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, responding to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s ‘Misinformation in the COVID-19 Infodemic Report’ said:

“The pandemic has reinforced just how dangerous misinformation can be – with serious consequences for people’s health. But despite consecutive Conservative governments knowing about the problem of misinformation for years, this report lays bare that once again the Government has been slow to act.

“It has been more than 15 months since the promised online harms legislation and the select committee shares our concerns that this long overdue legislation puts safeguarding profits of the big tech platforms before public safety.”