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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 […]

Cherwell: Damian Collins - emergency legislation needed for a snap general election

Conservative MP Damian Collins has expressed concern about whether electoral rules have been sufficiently strengthened in time for a snap general election later this year. In an interview with Cherwell, Collins, who chairs the parliamentary Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee, was asked whether current electoral rules would prevent a repeat of the 2016 scandal […]

The Times: Carney under fire for ‘secret trip’ to meet Zuckerberg

Mark Carney is facing questions over a “secret” trip to Silicon Valley for a meeting with the founder of Facebook. The governor of the Bank of England flew to San Francisco in mid-April, where he met Mark Zuckerberg. Two months later Facebook unveiled plans for libra, a cryptocurrency aimed at changing how money is moved around […]

The Telegraph: MPs back Premier League star's call for social media firms to unmask racist trolls by verifying accounts

Senior MPs have backed a Premier League star's call for social media firms to verify accounts with users' passports to stop racist online abuse. Manchester United defender Harry Maguire urged Instagram and Twitter to make users identify themselves in the same way as betting apps after his teammate Paul Pogba was subjected to a torrent […]

BBC News: Facebook letter fails to satisfy DCMS chair Damian Collins

Facebook's denials that it had given "inconsistent evidence" about the Cambridge Analytica affair have failed to convince a senior MP. The US company had been accused of contradicting itself in testimony to US and British officials. It defended itself by drawing a distinction between two incidents that had raised internal red flags about the political […]

The Telegraph: MPs to ask ECB board to outline legacy plans after Cricket World Cup triumph

England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves and chief executive Tom Harrison will be quizzed by a panel of backbench MPs about how they plan to build on the success of the Cricket World Cup in Westminster on Oct 23. Chaired by Damian Collins, the digital, culture, media and sport committee has built a […]

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