Events

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Tackling online abuse in football

On 25 May 2021, the APPG for Digital Regulation and Responsibility alongside The FA, Premier League, Kick It Out, EFL and eleven additional APPGs hosted an event exploring online abuse in football. We were delighted to host special guests and footballing legends Thierry Henry and Lucy Bronze, as well as Edleen John from The FA.

The event, which was …

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Image-based abuse - briefing

The APPG kicked-off 2021 with a briefing to parliamentarians on image-based abuse. The session was chaired by one of our Vice Chairs, Maria Miller MP, who has raised the profile of this issue in Parliament and beyond.

We heard from a number of speakers on the evolving nature of image-based harassment which has increased dramatically in recent …

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Conversation with Secretary of State Oliver Dowden

In our final event of 2020 we welcomed Secretary of State Oliver Dowden to present his views on the UK’s digital regulatory agenda. Members of the APPG put their questions to the Secretary of State on the UK’s priorities for regulating online services, most notably linked to the Online Safety Bill which was announced the same day.

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Backbench debate on online harms

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On 19 November 2020, Rt. Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, Chair of the APPG on Digital Regulation and Responsibility, led a debate in the House of Commons on ‘online harms’. His summary of the debate is below.

Last week I led a debate in the House of Commons on ‘online harms’, a term which covers many things, from child sexual exploitation to the promotion …

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Launch Event - what Covid has taught us about the internet

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The APPG’s inaugural meeting saw parliamentarians come together to hear from three speakers about how online behaviour and information has changed during the course of the pandemic.

Will Moy, CEO of Full Fact, provided insights into the nature of claims and posts being forwarded to factchecking organisations; Sasha Havlicek, CEO of the …

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US Election Analysis with John Podesta and Laura Quinn

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The APPG was honoured to welcome John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff and Founder of the Center for American Progress, and Laura Quinn, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and co-founder of Catalist, to offer insights into the recent US Presidential election and the role that technology platforms play in democratic processes.