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Sky Sports News: Ten football clubs could go bust in weeks without urgent govt bailout, MP warns

Article by Geraint Hughes for Sky Sports News - published 22 May 2020 Up to 10 football clubs could go into administration within weeks unless they receive an urgent and substantial government bailout, it has been claimed. Damian Collins, the former chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, said many League 1 […]

The Daily Mirror: 10 English football clubs could go bust "in the next few weeks" warns MP

Article by Mark Jones for the Daily Mirror - published 22 May 2020 Up to 10 EFL clubs face administration imminently without a government bailout, according to MP Damian Collins. Mr Collins - the former chair of the digital, culture, media and sport select committee - is calling on Boris Johnson to step in and help clubs […]

Business Insider: Facebook and YouTube took 7 days to remove an hour-long viral video filled with COVID-19 conspiracies

Article by Martin Coulter for Business Insider - published 19 May 2020 A video filled with misleading claims about COVID-19 was watched almost a million times on Facebook and YouTube over the last week, prompting both firms to remove the clip. The hour-long video was watched more than 500,000 times across both platforms over the […]

PR Week: The PR industry's greatest challenge could be to fight the coronavirus infodemic

Article by Drew Benvie for PR Week - published 19 May 2020 Technologies like social media and videoconferencing apps are playing a vital role in bringing us closer while we’re apart, spreading critical information globally, and rallying support for important causes in healthcare and in society as a whole. But technology is facilitating the spread […]

The London Economic: Make it illegal to persistently spread Covid-19 conspiracy theories

Article by Joe Mellor for The London Economic - published 18 May 2020 It should be made illegal for conspiracy theorists like David Icke to spread disinformation online, an MP has said. A number of well-known names with large social media followings have been key distributors of false information during the pandemic, research shows. The […]

KentOnline: Warning after supposed 'mass gatherings' are organised in Folkestone and Margate

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 13 May 2020 Police and a Kent MP are urging people to think of their 'personal responsibility' after a post being shared on social media invited crowds to attend a 'mass gathering' in Folkestone. The poster for the supposed event in Radnor Park and on the beach this […]

Sky News: Coronavirus: Senior media figures warn of COVID-19 'perfect storm' hitting newspapers

Article by Lucy Cotter for Sky News - published 11 May 2020 Senior media figures have warned of the coronavirus "perfect storm" hitting newspapers, saying the drop in circulation and ad revenue could lead to some outlets disappearing completely. A sector that has been struggling for a while due to readers moving online, the coronavirus lockdown - […]

BBC News: Coronavirus - David Icke kicked off Facebook

Article published 1 May 2020 Facebook has taken down the official page of conspiracy theorist David Icke for publishing "health misinformation that could cause physical harm". Mr Icke has made several false claims about coronavirus, such as suggesting 5G mobile phone networks are linked to the spread of the virus. In one video, he suggested […]

Jewish News: Rachel Riley, Damian Collins and CST urge tech giants to ‘deplatform’ David Icke

Article by Mathilde Frot for Jewish News - published 1 May 2020 Countdown star Rachel Riley, the Community Security Trust and the MP Damian Collins are among public figures throwing their weight behind an open letter urging social media companies to “deplatform” the conspiracy theorist David Icke. The former footballer and sports commentator, who previously […]

NS Tech: Ofcom director shouldn’t have been allowed to join Facebook yet, says MP

Article by Oscar Williams for NS Tech - published 29 April 2020 The MP Damian Collins has called into question whether one of Ofcom’s most senior officials should have been allowed to take on a new role at Facebook. It emerged this morning that Tony Close, Ofcom’s director of content standards, is set to join […]

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