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MPs report shows Covid-19 misinformation spreading without online harms regulator

Thursday 23 July 2020 | 11:45 CET | News
The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee has published a report on misinformation during the Covid-19 pandemic, calling on the UK Government to appoint a new Online Harms Regulator now.

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