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Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Wright, and Digital Minister Margot James, are to visit the US to discuss how leading tech companies need to take more responsibility in tackling online harms to make the internet safer.

During the visit they will be talking to some of the world’s biggest technology firms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple.

The meeting comes ahead of the Government’s upcoming Internet Safety White Paper, which will set out how a range of online harms will be tackled, while respecting freedom of expression and promoting innovation.

The visit to the US also follows on from the recently published Cairncross report on the future of journalism, which recommends placing a “news quality obligation” on large online platforms to improve people’s understanding of the source and trustworthiness of news articles. Tackling disinformation will also be part of discussions. To read the DCMS press release in full, click here.