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Katie Price has won the backing of a parliamentary committee in her fight to get justice for her disabled son Harvey, who has been targeted by cruel trolls.
Katie Price has always spoken about how protective and proud she is of her eldest son Harvey who is partially blind, autistic and has Prader-Willi syndrome.
Last year she went to parliament to campaign for new laws surrounding online trolling after he was cruelly targeted on social media, and described it as one of the most important things she’d ever done.
Now, Katie has taken to Instagram to share her delight that her campaign has won the backing of a parliamentary committee after they found that current laws were failing disabled people.
A report by the House of Commons Petitions Committee concluded that the current laws surrounding the spreading of hate online are inadequate and that social media outlets must accept some responsibility for allowing ‘toxic environments to exist unchallenged’.
Committee chair Helen Jones MP said: ‘The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers face no consequences.
‘There is no excuse for the continued failure to make online platforms as safe for disabled people. Self-regulation has failed disabled people and the law must change to ensure more lives are not destroyed.’
Katie’s original petition received more than 220,000 signatures in a week and news that she is closer than ever to getting a change in the law for Harvey has proven popular with those following her campaign.
Katie often posts pictures and videos of Harvey on her Instagram as she stresses ‘I am not ashamed’
The mum-of-five’s post has received over 46,000 likes in two hours and lots several celebrity friends and followers have written kind messages underneath.
Fellow mum Christine McGuiness wrote: ‘And right there, she’s changing the world for the better 👏❤️🌟’.
Ruth Langsford said: ‘Well done Katie.....all your hard work and persistence paid off in the end. Great achievement. Harvey will be very proud of you x x’.
A fan added: ‘This being me so much joy, 💗 well done for being so persistent with this Law, you’ve done amazing Katie 💜’.
Katie wants online trolls to be prosecuted and put on a register. She is now closer than ever to achieving a change in the law.
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