keoghs – Search engine ad spoofing: It’s time to take a stand

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Author - Natalie Larnder

Following on from last week’s alert about the potential role for the Online Safety Bill in tackling the thorny issue of search engine ad spoofing, it was announced yesterday (Thursday 29 July) that the Chair of the Joint Committee which will scrutinise the Bill will be Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe. One of Damian’s previous roles was as Chair of the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee, which led an Inquiry on Disinformation, or ‘fake news’, and the spread of inaccurate information on social media, which reported in 2019. Damian is therefore no stranger to getting major tech companies to accept responsibility for content on their platforms.

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