Category: News Features

The Sun: Nick Clegg faces call to RESIGN over Facebook’s Aussie news ban as MPs blast site’s ‘staggering lack of respect’

Article by Imogen Braddick for The Sun - published 18 February 2021 Nick Clegg has been called to resign over Facebook's Aussie news ban after MPs blasted the site's "staggering lack of respect" for democracy. The former Deputy Prime Minister, who became the tech giant's communications chief in 2018, has come under fire after the […]

The Daily Telegraph: Facebook 'can't regulate itself out of the mess it has made'

Article by Hannah Boland for the Daily Telegraph - published 1 February 2020 Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself and instead should face "independent oversight", the former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has said. Writing in The Telegraph, Conservative MP Damian Collins said there were clear limitations to Facebook's Oversight Board, and said the […]

MailOnline: Police launch arson investigation as migrants set fire to Kent army barracks

Article by Katie Feehan, James Fielding, James Robinson and James Tapsfield for MailOnline - published 29 January 2021 Priti Patel has tonight slammed the behaviour of migrants being held at a former army barracks, amid reports that a 100-strong group started a riot, torched buildings and threatened staff at the temporary asylum seeker site. The […]

KentLive: Folkestone MP says Napier Barracks fire could have 'led to loss of life'

Article by Ruth Ovens for KentLive - published 29 January 2021 Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins says there's 'no excuse' for what happened at Napier Barracks following a fire that prompted a large response from the emergency services. The military site has been used to house about 400 asylum seekers since September last year, […]

The Daily Telegraph: Online harms laws in danger of being watered down in US trade talks, Government warned

Article by Mike Wright for the Daily Telegraph - published 12 January 2021 Online harms laws are at risk of being watered down in US trade negotiations, two former culture secretaries have warned the Government. Jeremy Wright and Karen Bradley have put their names to a letter calling on Liz Truss, the International Trade Secretary, to […]

The Daily Telegraph: Social media crackdown is inevitable after Trump ban, ex-Culture ministers say

Article by Hannah Boland for the Daily Telegraph - published 11 January 2020 Social media firms can no longer shun responsibility for what is posted on their sites after banning Donald Trump and face an inevitable crackdown, former digital ministers have said. Companies including Twitter, Facebook and Snap last week took action to silence the […]

The Times: Donald Trump’s social media ban prompts questions over regulation

Article by Jack Malvern for The Times - published 11 January 2021 The decision by social media giants to ban President Trump raises a “very big question” over how they are regulated, Matt Hancock has said. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram blocked Mr Trump’s accounts after his supporters stormed the US Capitol last week. Mr Hancock, the health […]

KentOnline: Kent MP calls on social media companies to ban accounts inciting violence after Donald Trump riots in US

Article by Paul Francis for KentOnline - published 7 January 2021 A Kent MP is calling on social media companies to ban accounts that incite violence and spread disinformation in the wake of the Trump riots. Folkestone and Hythe Tory Damian Collins, a member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, believes online platforms […]

MailOnline: Privacy row over Facebook plans to shift oversight of British users' data to the US after Brexit amid fears it could make it easier for American intelligence agencies to spy on them

Article by Mark Duell and Martin Robinson for MailOnline - published 15 December 2020 Facebook should not be trusted with protecting UK users when their data is moved to its US headquarters after Brexit because the social network is more interested in profits than privacy, a leading Tory told MailOnline today. Damian Collins, former chairman […]

KentOnline: Asylum seekers disappear from Napier Barracks, Folkestone

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 14 December 2020 Concerns have been raised following claims eight asylum seekers have disappeared from military barracks. Around 400 people - all adult men - are currently being housed at the Napier Barracks in Folkestone, which has been transformed into a temporary dispersal facility by the Home Office. […]

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