Chloe Colliver from the Institute of Strategic Dialogue, an anti-extremist think-tank expresses specific concern at how young many TikTok users are saying “it’s an impressionable audience and a dangerous platform in the wrong hands”.
Apps on Facebook are supposed to be prevented from accessing people’s personal data if the app has not been used for 90 days. This was policy after Mark Zuckerberg faced questioning before the US Congress in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018.
Facebook said that lock-out didn’t always work due to a flaw in how it recorded inactivity but that they “fixed the issue the day after we found it”.
Appearing virtually at the Commons Petitions Committee, the reality TV star said trolling was getting worse because there were “no consequences”.
Ms. Price spoke about the abuse her disabled son Harvey has received online, as part of an inquiry into the issue, saying “my son Harvey was born with disabilities, he gets a lot of racial abuse, disgusting despicable things”.
The PM has said the government is “working at pace” on new legislation against “online harms”.
Rise in LGBTQ Community Seeking Suicide Support During Lockdown
Support group LGBT Hero reports 11,000 people have accessed its suicide-prevention web pages – up over 44% on the first three months of the year. Other LGBT charities have service users who have killed themselves.
One victim’s mother says they “massively struggled” with being disconnected from the community during lockdown.
The government considers LGBT people to be at higher risk of suicide but no national data on LGBT suicides is kept.