Harry de Quetteville Follow 18 February 2019 • 3:38pm Facebook wants you to know that it is changing. Its ads tell you so. Its high-profile PR hires tell you so. The mea-culpas of its Instagram executives following Molly Russell’s death tell you so. So too does its claimed willingness to submit to “meaningful regulation” after … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg is in serious trouble
Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg have been accused of being "digital gangsters" in a damning report from MPs. After years of scandals from data leaks to Russian election meddling, politicians are calling for new regulation to monitor social networks. Watch the video to find out why Mark Zuckerberg is being painted as the Godfather of online data. … [Read more...] about Can Mark Zuckerberg shake his digital gangster label?
Facebook has claimed it is open to "meaningful regulation" from British MPs after a damning report accused it of behaving like a "digital gangster" in the online world. The Parliamentary inquiry into fake news has claimed that Facebook "intentionally and knowingly" violated data privacy and anti competition laws and called for new regulatory powers to launch … [Read more...] about Facebook ‘open to meaningful regulation’ after damning fake news report
SoftBank has invested around $200m (£155m) in an Abu Dhabi fund backing European start-ups, The Daily Telegraph understands. Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi state investment company, first said it was planning to launch the $400m fund last June, at the time saying SoftBank would be a "strategic investor", although did not disclose the size of its … [Read more...] about SoftBank invests $200m in new tech fund targeting European startups
Suppose that, ten years from now, you make a post on a social network. The post is removed by a moderator for violating the social network's terms of service. You disagree and appeal the decision, escalating your case all the way to an independent tribunal which sits outside the network's normal power structure. On the appointed day, you carefully select an appropriate outfit … [Read more...] about Can Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘supreme court’ end Facebook’s era of absolute monarchy?