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I have long campaigned for stronger protections for children and the public online.

The Government have made a mess of the Online Safety Bill. Rishi Sunak is so out of touch he’s completely misread the room. There’s a parliamentary majority to strengthen the Bill and ensure company directors are liable for their failures to protect children.

I will be voting today to:

  • strengthen criminal sanctions for senior managers who fail to make their platforms safe.
  • allow Ofcom to set minimum standards for platforms’ terms and conditions on online harms and hold them to account for changing them on a whim.
  • introduce an ombudsman, for better redress for individuals when a platform fails to deal with their complaint.