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BBC Sport: EFL 'failed to execute rules' on finance with Bury

The Football League has been accused of "failing to execute" its own rules in the demise of Bury earlier this year. EFL executive chair Debbie Jevans was called to give evidence at the start of a select committee inquiry into football governance. Damian Collins told Jevans that, in his view, the EFL had not been […]

The Telegraph: Twitter under fire for profiting from millions of UK users' data sold to advertisers

Twitter has been accused of unfairly profiteering from the personal data of up to 14.1 million people in the UK after it used their email addresses to sell targeted advertising without their knowledge. The San Francisco-based social media giant admitted on Tuesday that it allowed advertisers to benefit from email addresses and phone numbers which it […]

Prospect: Social media - a force for good or evil?

MPs are just as hooked on social media as everyone else, and that means a new and very direct channel of communication has opened up between government and governed. Is that a good thing, especially at a time when British politics has become so charged-up by Brexit? Prospect, in partnership with Vuelio, brought together a panel of […]

The Times: Clubs demand Liverpool ‘spygate’ inquiry

The Premier League is coming under pressure to launch an investigation into revelations that Liverpool paid a £1 million settlement to Manchester City over a complaint that their scouting system had been hacked. Senior figures at two top-flight clubs spoken to by The Times believe the “spygate” issue should be the subject of a review by the […]

The Guardian: Video game loot boxes should be classed as gambling, says Commons

Video game loot boxes should be regulated as gambling and children barred from purchasing them, a House of Commons committee has advised. The recommendation comes as part of the digital, culture, media and sport (DCMS) committee’s report on immersive and addictive technologies, published on Thursday after months of parliamentary hearings with technology and gaming companies. […]

The Mirror: MP demands more answers from The Jeremy Kyle Show following 'concerning' evidence

ITV have been requested to provide further information on The Jeremy Kyle Show following the accounts of two former contestants at a Committee hearing last week. Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, MP Damian Collins revealed he has contacted ITV after 'concerning' evidence about the duty of care shown to participants on the daytime show. […]

Evening Standard: Fake news fears for snap election

Damian Collins MP, who made his name investigating Cambridge Analytica in the House of Commons and featured in the Netflix documentary The Great Hack, has said the country needs “emergency legislation” on social-media use if a general election is called. Collins wants “rules on social-media campaigning that are fit for purpose” and adds that “current […]

Manchester Evening News: Parliamentary inquiry to be held into the demise of Bury FC

A parliamentary inquiry is set to be held into the demise of Bury Football Club. Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, described the EFL's decision to expel the Shakers last week as a 'tragedy'. Mr Collins said the decision to end the club's 125-year membership, which was taken after a […]

BBC News: Jeremy Kyle Show guests treated like criminal suspects, MP claims

The Jeremy Kyle Show producers treated guests like criminal suspects, the MP leading an inquiry into reality TV has claimed. The House of Commons culture select committee heard from two of the show's former guests on Wednesday. Dwayne Davison, who first appeared in 2014, told MPs he was locked in a small room and had […]

Evening Standard: Marcel Sommerville says months after Love Island were the ‘worst period' of his life

Former Love Island star Marcel Sommerville has said the aftermath of the show felt like the "worst period" of his life. The rapper was giving evidence at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee hearing on reality television when he made the comment on Wednesday. He appeared in front of MPs alongside 2019 Islander Yewanda Biala, telling […]

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