UK names its pick for social media harms watchdog

The UK government has taken the next step in its gloriou policymaking challenge to tame the most difficult excesses of social media by modulating a wide range of online impairments. As a decision, it has mentioned Ofcom, the existing communications…

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Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs

UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot cartons under current gambling legislation — suggesting a covering disallow on the sale of loot containers to players who are children. Kids should instead be…

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Fake news threat to democracy report gets back-burner response from UK govt

The UK government has repudiated a parliamentary committee’s call for a excise on social media firms to fund digital literacy lessons to combat the impact of disinformation online. The recommendation of a impose on social media programmes was made by…

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Facebook finally hands over leave campaign Brexit ads

The UK parliament has provided another telling view behind the curtain of Facebook’s unregulated ad platform by producing data on tallies of pro-Brexit adverts which it distributed to UK voters during the 2016 referendum on European Union membership. The ads…

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Cambridge Analyticas Nix said it licensed millions of data points from Acxiom, Experian, Infogroup to target US voters

The repeat grilling by the U.K. parliament’s DCMS committee today of Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the now ex fellowship Cambridge Analytica — aka the contentious government and business ad agency at the center of a Facebook data misuse…

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