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British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads

British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying. In the letter Damian Collins, chair of […]

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Facebook promises not to stop politicians’ lies & hate

Facebook promises not to stop politicians’ lies & hate Facebook confirms it won’t fact-check politicians’ speech or block their content if it’s newsworthy even if it violates the site’s hatespeech rules or other policies. This cementing of its policy comes from Facebook’s head of global policy and communication Nick Clegg who gave […]

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Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will

Facebook’s regulation dodge: Let us, or China will Facebook is leaning on fears of China exporting its authoritarian social values to counter arguments that it should be broken up or slowed down. Its top executives have each claimed that if the U.S. limits its size, blocks its acquisitions, or bans its cryptocurrency, […]

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Zuckerberg gets joint summons from UK and Canadian parliaments

Zuckerberg gets joint summons from UK and Canadian parliaments Two separate parliamentary committees, in the UK and Canada, have issued an unprecedented international joint summons for Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them. The committees are investigating the impact of online disinformation on democratic processes and want Zuckerberg to answer questions […]

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Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to interrogate the human impacts of technologies that derive their power and persuasiveness from our data. The eponymous social […]

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Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief

Facebook hires former UK Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg, as global policy chief Facebook has confirmed it has hired the former leader of the UK’s former third largest political party — Nick Clegg of the middle ground Liberal Democrats — to head up global policy and comms. The news was reported earlier […]

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