Nadine Dorries asked Microsoft to “get rid of algorithms”

Concerns that Nadine Dorries might not be detailed enough for her Big Tech reforms to stick were raised following her meeting with Microsoft.

The Culture Secretary is seeking to ‘make her mark’ on the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the Online Safety Bill, which is still in draft form.

She wants to make sure children are protected and the power of big platforms is thwarted, according to a department official who has worked closely with Dorries.

But it looks like she got off to a rocky start.

According to reports in Politicsshe asked Microsoft when they were going to get rid of the algorithms during a meeting with the tech giant.

They allege that Dorries arrived at a meeting with Microsoft and “immediately asked when they were going to get rid of the algorithms.”

She also raised the same issue at a separate stakeholder meeting, a lobbyist familiar with the exchange told the newspaper.

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Sharon D. Cole