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Facebook denies making contradictory claims on Cambridge Analytica and other ‘sketchy’ apps

Facebook denies making contradictory claims on Cambridge Analytica and other ‘sketchy’ apps Facebook has denied contradicting itself in evidence to the UK parliament and a US public prosecutor. Last month the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee wrote to the company to raise what it said were discrepancies in […]

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UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook

UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook A final report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months last year investigating online political disinformation makes very uncomfortable reading for Facebook — with the company singled out for “disingenuous” and “bad faith” responses to democratic concerns about the misuse of […]

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UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe

UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and whose repeat requests for facetime he’s just as repeatedly snubbed. […]

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Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads

Facebook rolls out checks for UK political ads Facebook has announced it rolled out a system of checks on political ads run on its platform in the UK which requires advertisers to verify their identity and location to try to make it harder for foreign actors to meddle in domestic elections and […]

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Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy

Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant concerns” over the risks […]

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Zuckerberg refuses UK parliament summons over Fb data misuse

Zuckerberg refuses UK parliament summons over Fb data misuse So much for ‘We are accountable‘; Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a summons from a UK parliamentary committee that’s investigating how social media data is being used, and — as recent revelations suggest misused — for political ad targeting. The DCMS […]

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