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Inquiry to hold public hearing in Internet investigation

1 May 2019

The Inquiry is holding a public hearing in the Internet investigation from 13-24 May.

The hearing will take place from 10:30am to 4.15pm at the Inquiry’s hearing centre, 18 Pocock Street, London. Thursday 23 May will be a non-sitting day.

It will focus on the response of the internet industry to child sexual abuse, including online platforms, social media sites and software companies. It will also investigate the effectiveness of government policy in protecting children from sexual abuse facilitated by the internet.

Representatives of Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft are among those due to give evidence, as well as the police and government.

The timetable for the first week of the hearing will be published on Thursday 9 May on the Inquiry’s website.

There is a small public gallery and seats are allocated on a first come first served basis. A number of spaces will also be reserved for the media. The adjoining media annex will display a ‘live’ stream of the hearing (subject to a three minute delay).

The public hearings will also be streamed ‘live’ on the Inquiry’s YouTube channel and on our website - Transcripts will be available on the website a few hours after the end of each hearing.

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