Category: News Features

PoliticsHome: Freedom of reach is not the same as freedom of speech

Article by Eleanor Langford for PoliticsHome - published 29 July 2020 As MPs, journalists and concerned users boycott Twitter over its stance on hate speech, Eleanor Langford asks whether the Government can — and should — do more to clamp down on social media firms. Twitter was noticeably quieter this week as users logged off […]

PR Week: Spreading harmful content on social media should be an offence like dumping chemicals in a river

Article by Arvind Hickman for PR Week UK - published 2 July 2020 The former chair of a parliamentary committee charged with investigating social-media platforms has called for the deliberate spreading of harmful content on social media to be criminalised, with users and social-media companies both legally liable. Damian Collins, MP for Folkestone and Hythe, […]

The Daily Telegraph: Pressure grows on Alan Rusbridger and other members of Facebook's oversight board to speak up

Article by James Cook for the Daily Telegraph - published 30 June 2020 Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger and other members of Facebook's oversight board are under growing pressure to speak out as the social network battles claims of hate speech. The Supreme Court-style board-set up to rule on controversial ethical issues-has so far remained silent […]

The Daily Telegraph: The internet law that could be central to a US-UK trade deal

Article by James Titcombe for the Daily Telegraph - published 14 June 2020 History's most famous laws are often its shortest. The US constitution clocked in at just four pages; the 10 commandments on two stone tablets. And the internet, while it put an infinity of content at its users' fingertips, owes its current form […]

The London Economic: Grimsby Town chairman says Football League has a “golden opportunity to get this right”

Article by Jack Peat for The London Economic - published 10 June 2020 A radical support package which puts football fans at the heart of a post-Covid revival has got the backing of Grimsby Town chairman Philip Day. Speaking to The London Economic he urged football bosses and MPs to get behind a plan tabled by Damian Collins to […]

PoliticsHome: Senior MPs demand action over NHS consultant behind 5G conspiracy groups

Article by John Johnston for PoliticsHome - published 10 June 2020 Senior MPs have called on the NHS to take action after it emerged that a surgeon working in London hospitals has been involved with the running of 5G conspiracy groups. A PoliticsHome investigation has identified Matthew James, a consultant plastic surgeon working for Guy’s and […]

The Telegraph: Lower tiers say Premier League will be 'let off the hook' if not forced to share profits

Article by Jeremy Wilson for The Daily Telegraph - published 4 June 2020 Clubs down the football pyramid fear that the Government has "moved on" and let the Premier League "off the hook" despite Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden's suggestion that Project Restart was dependent on sharing the financial rewards through "the entire football family". Telegraph Sport revealed on Wednesday the sense of despair not just through the […]

MailOnline: Wreck of ironclad German warship SMS Grosser Kurfurst that sank in the English Channel after being rammed by a friendly vessel in 1878 added to National Heritage List for England

Article by Luke Andrews for MailOnline - published 5 June 2020 The wreck of a German battleship that sank off the coast of Kent in 1878, when she was rammed by a friendly vessel trying to avoid two fishing boats, has been added to the National Heritage List for England. SMS Grosser Kurfurst's armour plating […]

MailOnline: MPs write to the FA and EFL urging them to create a 'Football Finance Authority' with government cash to save clubs facing financial ruin from coronavirus

Article by Jack Bezants for MailOnline - published 28 May 2020 A group have MPs have called for urgent talks with the Football Association and the English Football League to address the financial impact of coronavirus on sport. There are intensifying fears that a number of professional clubs are facing administration due to the outbreak of the […]

The Guardian: League One clubs in bitter division over whether to resume season

Article by Louise Taylor for The Guardian - published 28 May 2020 The chances of League One teams resuming the season seem increasingly doubtful with clubs bitterly divided and a final decision on whether to continue or curtail the campaign unlikely before Monday week at the earliest.  With assorted proposals being put forward, the absence […]

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