Disability hate crime on social media - survey on what action should the government take?

Aug 23 2018

Disability hate crime on social media - survey on what action should the government take?

A cross-party group of MPs believe that social media companies and the Government have failed disabled users and must act urgently.

To ensure the views of disabled people are heard, the Petitions Committee have launched a consultation on their draft recommendations for action.

The consultation covers 14 draft recommendations, including making incitement of disability hatred a specific crime and requiring social media companies to produce Easy Read privacy notices.

The draft recommendations are based on conversations with and evidence from disabled people, disability advocacy groups, the police and social media companies.

The survey is available at: https://bit.ly/2vNVBGg

The Petitions Committee has published their report on ‘Online abuse and the experience of disabled people: draft recommendations for consultation’.

More information and the report is available at:  https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/petitions-committee/news-parliament-2017/online-abuse-recommendation-report-published-17-19/