Executives at Facebook, Google, and Snapchat might be held personally responsible if their firms don’t delete harmful content off their services, according to UK government plans seen by The Guardian. A government policy paper, to be published Monday, is expected to introduce a much stricter regulatory regime for tech firms. […]
British lawmakers published a damning report about Facebook, its many privacy problems, and its monopoly power as part of an inquiry into fake news. Politicians proposed new laws that would force tech companies to take legal responsibility for the content published on their platforms. But the lawmakers are narrowly focused […]
A report by British lawmakers has taken direct aim at Mark Zuckerberg. The report accuses Facebook’s CEO of “contempt” after he failed to show up to give evidence to a British parliamentary committee. The committee’s chair, Damian Collins, said Zuckerberg had failed to show the “leadership and personal responsibility” required […]
Facebook deliberately flouted competition and privacy laws, behaving like “digital gangsters,” according to a damning report by lawmakers. British politicians concluded an 18-month investigation into disinformation, and said democracy was “at risk” from foreign countries trying to influence UK elections through social media ads. Lawmakers called for an independent regulator […]
UK lawmaker Damian Collins said on Tuesday that he intends to publish internal Facebook documents his committee on fake news has seized. Collins’ committee secured the documents from Ted Kramer, the founder of a software company who himself obtained the documents by suing Facebook in California. Collins said the committee […]
British MPs said fake news, hypertargeted advertising, and manipulation are threatening democracy. Damian Collins MP called on the UK government to take urgent action and impose stricter regulation on tech firms to tackle the problem. Collins is chair of a UK committee which has been investigating the issue of fake […]
The UK digital minister was one of the last...