KATIE Price’s new Track A Troll campaign will be debated in the Commons today.
MPs are set to discuss Online Anonymity and Anonymous Abuse, which is at the crux of the mum-of-five’s petition.
Katie’s disabled son Harvey has been targeted by vile trolls on social media, so she was determined to act by sharing the new petition, which has been backed by 168,000 people, to parliament.
The petition wants to make it a legal requirement when opening a new social media account, to provide a verified form of ID, and where the account belongs to a person under the age of 18 verify the account with the ID of a parent/guardian.
She hopes this will prevent trolls being anonymous and "provide traceability" if an offence occurs.
While the topic has made it to the Commons for debate following Prime Minister's Questions, which is a huge step, no vote will be made or laws changed at this stage.
Katie's rep tells The Sun Online: “Katie is delighted that her petition has made it to the Prime Minister's attention for debate.
“Miss Price awaits an invite to Number Ten to personally address her petition with Boris Johnson and introduce her eldest son Harvey.
“Boris and Katie have a lot more in common than on face value. They are both highly passionate about fighting for what is right for the people.”
Katie first launched an online petition in 2017 in a bid to make internet bullying a crime.
The issue is close to her heart, as her teenage son Harvey, who has a number of disabilities, has been a repeated victim of sick online trolls.
Katie has previously spoken about some of the insults that had been hurled at the youngster and she is determined to do all she can to stamp it out.
In 2019, her petition to make online abuse a specific criminal offence won the backing of a parliamentary committee.
A report by the House of Commons Petitions Committee said self-regulation of social media has failed and current laws are not fit for purpose.
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