Online abuse survivors ‘ignored and overlooked by tech companies’ write to PM

The Online Safety Bill aims to tackle illegal and harmful content by imposing new legal requirements on big technology firms

Aine Fox
Friday 28 April 2023 06:54 BST
The NSPCC is backing a campaign on online safety (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The NSPCC is backing a campaign on online safety (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Survivors of internet grooming and exploitation have urged the Prime Minister to strengthen the Online Safety Bill as they claimed technology companies have ignored and overlooked the violence they face.

The group, including online safety campaigners whose names have been changed to protect their identity following abuse, have written to Rishi Sunak to repeat calls for a mandatory violence against women and girls (VAWG) code of practice in the Bill.

Other signatories include former Love Island contestant Sharon Gaffka, TV presenter Charlie Webster and presenter and activist Natasha Devon.

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