Shoreham man calls for action on ‘vile’ abuse videos

A SHOREHAM man is calling for the government to force social media sites to remove videos and photos showing child abuse.

Phil Turrell has launched an e-petition, calling on the department for culture, media and sport to take immediate action.

He says charities such as the NSPCC are working to ensure the images and videos are removed, but more needs to be done.

Mr Turrell, of St Giles Close, said: “Due to the fact social media sites do not have to remove vile videos and photos of child abuse, even after complaints, I think it is now time that the government get involved and make it law that sites do not show child abuse videos and photos.

“The NSPCC do a magnificent job of getting these removed. However, it should not be left to the great charities to be doing the work which the government could easily make law.”

He said the petition was calling for social media sites to be forced to automatically remove child abuse videos and images.

The {http:\\|petition} needs 100,000 signatures to force a debate in the House of Commons.

Read the full story in the Shoreham Herald on Thursday.