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MP calls for dating sites league tables

14th December 2017 

Ann Coffey has called for a star rated league table to show how safe dating and social media websites are to use and how many complaints they receive.

She said this was urgently needed as the number of people being deceived online has soared.

Ms Coffey is campaigning for a new law to make it illegal to create a false identity online and pretend to be someone else to form a romantic relationship – known as ‘catfishing’.

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Submission to Government Green Paper on Internet Safety Strategy

9th December 2018

Below is my submission to the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s Green Paper Consultation on their Internet Safety Strategy held in 2017.

The submission outlines what actions I believe what action the Government must take to project vulnerable people from being exploited by Catfish on social media and the internet.

I will provide updates from the Government when they release their response to the consultation.

Catfish submission Internet Safety Strategy Green paper 2017

NEW LAW NEEDED TO CRACKDOWN ON INTERNET ‘CATFISH’

Debate on Catfishing in Westminster Hall

A new law to tackle the growing menace of online sex predators who create false identities to lure people into relationships will be called for in the Commons today.
 
Ann Coffey MP will highlight the plight of Matt Peacock, a male model from Stockport, who has had his identity stolen online for the past four years by a ‘catfish’ who has used his pictures on dating websites to create fake social media profiles to entice women.

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