1. Definition of online harms must be intersectional
The Online Harms White Paper implied that the Bill will not contain an intersectional definition of online harms. This would be a grave mistake. A broad definition will inhibit the identification of and action to end some of the worst forms of online abuse.
We recommend that the Online Harms Bill complies with the Equality Act and ensures that users of social media are protected from any abuse, but especially abuse based on: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
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