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MPs state Facebook needs regulation to combat fake news

Posted on February 21, 2019

British MPs have said that social media site Facebook is in need of much stricter regulation and that the platform needs to take urgent action to stop the spread of fake news on the site.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Is China’s scary Social Credit System the future?

Posted on February 19, 2019

Any Brit who has ever applied for a credit card, mortgage or other loan will be familiar with the concept of credit scores, but a big data system set to come into force in China by next year takes the idea to a whole new and somewhat disconcerting level.

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Posted by John Murray

Lancashire football club turns prank into Twitter publicity

Posted on February 18, 2019

A piece of mischief from a trio of junior jokers left National League club AFC Fylde red-faced last week, but by taking it in good humour and making the most of it on Twitter, the club received some excellent national exposure.

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Posted by John Murray

Germany tells Facebook to restrict data collection

Posted on February 15, 2019

The German competitions regulation, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), has ordered social networking site Facebook to considerably restrict the ways it collects and combines user data, unless consent is specifically given by the user.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Instagram investigates follower count issue

Posted on February 14, 2019

Photo-sharing network Instagram has said that it plans to look into a problem that caused the follower counts of some of its accounts to drastically drop.

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Posted by Alan Littler

Report calls for regulation of online news

Posted on February 13, 2019

A government-backed report has suggested that companies like Apple, Facebook and Google should have their news content overseen by a regulator.

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Posted by John Murray

Twitter announces greater profits but users continue to drop

Posted on February 11, 2019

Social networking site Twitter has recently announced that it has made another profit in the final quarter of 2018.

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Posted by Alan Littler

‘Unsending’ and ‘untweeting’ – new opportunities or a can of worms?

Posted on February 7, 2019

In the age of word processing and digital media, we’re used to being able to go back and correct mistakes quickly and easily, but social media doesn’t always make it easy. However, the last few days have seen discussion of editing or retracting posts crop up on two popular social media platforms.

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Posted by John Murray
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