Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation. In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and “filter bubbles” were damaging “common understanding”. He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to “withdraw” from the “connected world”. In a […]


Facebook Germany announces tools to tackle fake news ahead of election

Facebook has announced it will update its social media platforms in Germany to reduce the dissemination of fake news after concerns were raised that false information could influence September’s election. “Last month we announced measures to tackle the challenge of fake news on Facebook,” the US technology company’s German-language newsroom said. “We will put these […]


Did Facebook lie about Whatsapp takeover?

The European Commission is investigating whether Facebook gave misleading information about its takeover of mobile messaging service WhatsApp. The EU’s executive body on Tuesday gave Facebook until Jan. 31 to answer a “statement of objections” about merger information the social media giant gave the Commission two years ago. The Commission, the EU’s merger and anti-trust […]


Russia blocks LinkedIn over data protection violations

Russia is taking steps to ban LinkedIn, accusing it of violating data protection rights. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s internet watchdog, has asked internet service providers to block the U.S. professional social network, according to a statement posted on its website. The watchdog said it was carrying out a court decision aimed at protecting Russian users’ personal data. […]