Saturday, December 4

Government blames’legal advice’ for not including protection against scam ads in its Online Safety Bill

But when asked if the committee could see the relevant legal arguments so it could consider them before making its report, Ms Dorries responded that this “may not be possible”, before concluding: “Put it in the recommendations, that’s all I can say at this point.” has asked the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport why it can’t share this information and if Ms Dorries has anything further to add and we’ll update this story if we get a response.

The comments come as the Treasury Committee announced today that it has written to tech giants Microsoft, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok requesting details on their plans to combat fraud and protect consumers online. The Committee had previously written to Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay and published the firms’ responses last week.