Category: Social Media

The Telegraph: Google faces insider-trading claims over digital advertising

Article by Hannah Boland for The Telegraph - published 11 April 2021 Google has been accused of insider trading in the digital advertising market in court documents which claim it ran a programme that allegedly gave it an advantage over rivals. The tech firm-which is battling a US antitrust case over its alleged dominant position-is […]

Daily Mail: We must act now against this bullying parasite

Article written for the Daily Mail - published 23 February 2021 This is a battle we should have fought and won long ago. But now that the stakes have risen so high - with Facebook and the Australian government at war over the tech giant's refusal to pay for news content - we must all […]

PoliticsHome: Facebook’s contempt for free press and disregard of legislative democracy should concern us all

Article written for PoliticsHome - published 21 February 2021 With a united voice, we must support the Australian government in the face of this bullying from Facebook. This week the attention of the tech policy world has been focused on the Australian House of Representatives, where Scott Morrison’s liberal-national government are in the final stages […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social media failed in duty of care over Capitol Hill riot

Article written for the Times - published 8 January 2021 We should be shocked at the scenes in Washington DC, of protesters storming the Capitol building in order to try and stop Congress from validating the election of Joe Biden to be the next president. These are appalling scenes and an attack on a fair […]

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 […]

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