Today the Home Affairs Committee heard evidence from social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google as part of our inquiry into hate crime and how we should tackle it. This is a very interesting and important issue – we cannot allow abusive or extremist comments to go unchallenged but there is also a duty to ensure that people are allowed to express themselves freely.

I was able to ask one of Twitter’s senior UK representatives what steps the company is taking to help support the victims of online abuse and what measures Twitter have in place to catch out culprits and prevent them from committing further hate crimes online.

You can find out more information about our inquiry here:…/inqui…/parliament-2015/inquiry7/

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