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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Twitters political ads ban is a distraction from the real problem with platforms

Sometimes it feels as if Internet pulpits are turning everything upside down, from politics to publicizing, culture to commerce, and of course swapping truth for lies. This week’s bizarro reversal was the vista of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a tech…

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Facebook still a great place to amplify pre-election junk news, EU study finds

A study carried out by academics at Oxford University to investigate how junk news is being shared on social media in Europe ahead of regional elections this month has found individual floors shared on Facebook’s platform can still tremendously outperform…

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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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