Draft Online Safety Bill Contents


The following witnesses gave evidence. Transcripts can be viewed on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Thursday 9 September 2021 Question number

Mr Imran Ahmed, CEO and Founder at Center for Countering Digital Hate

QQ 1–51

Sanjay Bhandari, Chair at Kick it Out

Rio Ferdinand, former professional footballer

Edleen John, Director of International Relations and Corporate Affairs and Co-partner for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at The Football Association

Nancy Kelly, Chief Executive at Stonewall

Danny Stone, MBE, Director at The Antisemitism Policy Trust

Monday 13 September 2021

Matt Harrison, Public and Parliamentary Affairs Manager at Royal Mencap Society

QQ 52–68

Clare Pelham, Chief Executive at Epilepsy Society

Ian Russell, Chief Executive at Molly Rose Foundation

Izzy Wick, Director of UK Policy at 5Rights Foundation

Nina Jankowicz, Director of External Engagement at Alethea Group

Thursday 23 September 2021

William Perrin, Trustee at Carnegie Trust UK

Q 69–91

Professor Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology at LSE Department of Media and Communications

Dr Edina Harbinja, Senior Lecturer in Media and Privacy Law at Aston University

Dr Professor Clare McGlynn, Professor of Law at Durham University

Jimmy Wales, Founder at Wikipedia

Elizabeth Denham CBE, Information Commissioner

Stephen Bonner, Executive Director - Regulatory Futures and Innovation at The Information Commissioner’s Office

Thursday 14 October 2021

Guillame Chaslot, Founder at Algo Transparency

QQ 92–109

Laura Edelson, Researcher at New York University

Renee DiResta, Research Manager at Stanford Internet Observatory

Monday 18 October 2021

Rocio Concha, Director of Policy and Advocacy and Chief Economist at Which

QQ 110–117

Martin Lewis OBE, Founder and Chair at MoneySavingExpert.com and Money and Mental Health Policy Institute

Mark Steward, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at Financial Conduct Authority

QQ 118–127

Michael Grenfell, Executive Director for Enforcement at Competition and Markets Authority

Guy Parker, Chief Executive at advertising Standards Authority

T/Commander Clinton Blackburn, National Economic Crime Coordinator at City of London Police

Sophie Zhang, former Facebook employee

QQ 128–134

Thursday 21 October 2021

Professor Richard Wilson, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Intellectual Life, Gladstein Chair and Professor of Anthropology and Law at University of Connecticut

QQ 135–142

Matthew D’Ancona, journalist formerly of Index on Censorship, currently Editor at Tortoise Media

Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director, Law and Policy at Article 19

Silkie Carlo, Director at Big Brother Watch

Gavin Millar QC

QQ 143–147

Matt Rogerson, Director of Public Policy at Guardian Media Group, and News Media Association

Alison Gow, President at Society of Editors

Peter Wright, Editor Emeritus at DMG Media

Professor Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University Stern School of Business

QQ 148–153

Jim Steyer, CEO at Common Sense Media

Monday 25 October 2021

Frances Haugen, former Facebook employee

QQ 154–192

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Maria Ressa, CEO at Rappler

QQ 193–199

Thursday 28 October

Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety at Facebook

QQ 200–222

Chris Yiu, Director of Public Policy for Northern Europe at Facebook

Leslie Miller, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy at YouTube

QQ 223–232

Markham C. Erickson, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy at Google

Nick Pickles, Senior Director, Global Public Policy Strategy, Development and Partnerships at Twitter

QQ 233–249

Dr Theo Bertram, Director of Government Relations, Europe at TikTok

Monday 1 November 2021

Dame Melanie Dawes, Chief Executive at Ofcom

QQ 250–273

Richard Wronka, Director for Online Harms at Ofcom

Thursday 4 November 2021

Rt Hon. Nadine Dorries MP, Secretary of State at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

QQ 274–294

Rt Hon. Damian Hinds MP, Minister of State (Minister for Security and Borders) at Home Office

Chris Philp MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy) at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Sarah Connolly, Director, Security and Online Harms at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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