Lucy Powell

MP's campaign for new online hate speech laws moves forward

New laws to crack down on online hate groups and fake news has moved a step closer after the Online Forums Bill was set out in Parliament.

Lucy Powell MP
BBC

Manchester Central MP Lucy Powell wants to see social media sites like Facebook clamp down on people spreading extremist hatred by making them responsible for published content in the same way newspapers and broadcasters are.

The Labour MP said regulation is needed to prevent the online world continuing as a "lawless Wild West".

Mrs Powell has asked for the second reading of the bill on 26 October.

Labour's Lucy Powell says the alleged harassment is a result of 'power abuse'
Labour's Lucy Powell says the alleged harassment is a result of 'power abuse'