Internet giants including Facebook urged to remove all suicide and self-harm content

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INTERNET giants including Google, Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia should be forced to remove content about suicide and self-harm, the government’s minister for suicide prevention has urged.

Jackie Doyle-Price said the firms should “grow up” and take down material that could help people hurt themselves, in the same way sites block terror content.

 Internet giants have urged to remove any self-harm content by the Government’s minister for suicide prevention

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Internet giants have urged to remove any self-harm content by the Government’s minister for suicide prevention

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, she said they lack social responsibility and are behaving like “unruly teenagers” who need to be “dragged kicking and screaming” into taking action.

She said: “Publicising methods of how to take your own life are just as irresponsible as publishing hate videos and terrorism videos.”

The minister also promised new targets for treating children with mental health problems and vowed to set a maximum four week waiting time for NHS treatment.

Doyle-Price, MP for Thurrock, in Essex, was appointed as the first suicide prevention minister in October.

 Jackie Doyle-Price has promised new targets for treating children with mental health problems

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Jackie Doyle-Price has promised new targets for treating children with mental health problems
Penny Oliver was hounded for unpaid prescription fees by the NHS committed suicide by overdosing on the very antidepressants that drove her into debt

 





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