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β€˜Digital gangsters’: UK parliament slams Facebook on data protection, disinformation

By Samuel Stolton

A UK Parliamentary report has singled out Facebook for failing to effectively protect user data and stem the spread of disinformation across its platform, saying that the tech giant "is unwilling to be accountable to regulators around the world."

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Facebook slammed as 'digital gangsters' in UK fake news report

By Christopher Carbone

Facebook knowingly broke privacy and competition laws and behaved like "digital gangsters," according to a scathing new report on fake news and misinformation. 

Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament

By ADAM SATARIANO

New government regulation of Silicon Valley is needed, a parliamentary committee concluded after an 18-month investigation.

Facebook Targeted in Scathing Report by British Parliament

By ADAM SATARIANO

New government regulation of Silicon Valley is needed, a parliamentary committee concluded after an 18-month investigation.

Viacom and Facebook Watch to launch UK interactive quiz show

By Julian Clover

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is to launch a new interactive quiz game show for the UK market on Facebook Watch.

MTV Stax will take advantage of Facebook Watch’s new game show functionality, which it developed as part of its own live trivia game show, Confetti, launched in the UK in November 2018.

Launching today, MTV Stax will be free-to-play. It will be broadcast three times a week for ten weeks. In each game, players must answer a series of ten pop culture focused questions for the chance to win a share of a big cash prize.

“We are always exploring new and innovative ways to engage and entertain our audiences, so we’re excited to be working with Facebook Watch as one of their first UK launch partners to develop MTV Stax.” Joanna Wells, Vice President, Digital Content, Youth and Entertainment commented: “We know that there’s a great appetite at the moment for live interactive quiz shows and our fans are tapped into popular culture, so this feels like a very natural fit for MTV.”

After following the MTV Stax page, people will receive a push notification to their mobile devices alerting them when a quiz is about to go live. The game show will also be promoted across MTV’s websites in the run up to launch and during its run.

Viacom and Facebook Watch to launch UK interactive quiz show

By Julian Clover

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) is to launch a new interactive quiz game show for the UK market on Facebook Watch.

MTV Stax will take advantage of Facebook Watch’s new game show functionality, which it developed as part of its own live trivia game show, Confetti, launched in the UK in November 2018.

Launching today, MTV Stax will be free-to-play. It will be broadcast three times a week for ten weeks. In each game, players must answer a series of ten pop culture focused questions for the chance to win a share of a big cash prize.

“We are always exploring new and innovative ways to engage and entertain our audiences, so we’re excited to be working with Facebook Watch as one of their first UK launch partners to develop MTV Stax.” Joanna Wells, Vice President, Digital Content, Youth and Entertainment commented: “We know that there’s a great appetite at the moment for live interactive quiz shows and our fans are tapped into popular culture, so this feels like a very natural fit for MTV.”

After following the MTV Stax page, people will receive a push notification to their mobile devices alerting them when a quiz is about to go live. The game show will also be promoted across MTV’s websites in the run up to launch and during its run.

Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election

By admin

Facebook Inc said on Thursday (14 February) it had disrupted an attempt to influence voters in Moldova, increasing concerns that EU elections in May could be prey to malign activity.

Facebook Fine Could Total Billions if F.T.C. Talks Lead to a Deal

By CECILIA KANG

The social media company is in discussions with regulators over claims that it violated a 2011 consent decree regarding user privacy.

Facebook Settlement With F.T.C. Could Run Into the Billions

By CECILIA KANG

The social media company is in discussions with regulators over claims that it violated a 2011 consent decree regarding user privacy.

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

By VINDU GOEL

The Modi government’s plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said.

India Proposes Chinese-Style Internet Censorship

By VINDU GOEL

The Modi government’s plan, which would require tech companies to automatically block a vast array of content, stifles free speech, critics said.

Facebook Group of French Journalists Harassed Women for Years

By AURELIEN BREEDEN

The private Facebook group, called the Ligue du LOL, was behind waves of online mockery of women in journalism, often those who were feminists.

Facebook Group of French Journalists Harassed Women for Years

By AURELIEN BREEDEN

The private Facebook group, called the Ligue du LOL, was behind waves of online mockery of women in journalism, often those who were feminists.

The Interpreter: When Facebook Spread Hate, One Cop Tried Something Unusual

By MAX FISHER and AMANDA TAUB

With the social media company unresponsive, a police veteran in Germany is using shoe leather detective work to combat online misinformation and hate.

Instagram Bans Graphic Images of Self-Harm After Teenager’s Suicide

By JULIA JACOBS

Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, will no longer allow images of cutting and will make nongraphic photos of self-harm, such as healed scars, more difficult to find.

Germany to restrict Facebook’s data gathering activities

By Samuel Stolton

Facebook has been ordered to curb its data collection practices in Germany after a landmark ruling on Thursday that the world’s largest social network abused its market dominance to gather information about users without their consent.

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