Government told to confront tech giants about videos that trigger epileptic fits – Express and Star

The Government is being pushed by an MP to confront social media giants about potentially fatal videos designed to trigger epileptic fits.

Clare Pelham, chief executive of the Epilepsy Society, recently warned that epilepsy sufferers are “regularly” targeted on social media with flashing images, describing them as “deliberate, hate-filled crimes”.

Last week, she told the Draft Online Safety Bill (Joint Committee) that the charity has been forced to recruit a person dedicated to finding and reporting posts intended to cause fits.

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