Public funds should be used to rescue local journalism, says report

Local news coverage could disappear unless the government provides direct financial support, according to an independent report on the future of the British media, which warns the industry’s collapse poses a threat to the “long-term… Read More

Obscure pro-Brexit group spends tens of thousands on Facebook ads

Tens of thousands of pounds are being spent on pro-Brexit Facebook adverts with little clarity on who is picking up the tab, despite the social network introducing new rules on the transparency of political adverts…. Read More

Facebook keeps fumbling political ads

Dana Hopkins felt like she was in an “endless loop” with #Facebook. The frustration began in September when she purchased an ad on the social network to promote an open mic night she was co-hosting… Read More

Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users’ data | UK news | The Guardian

The #Facebook data of up to 87 million people – 37 million more than previously reported – may have been improperly shared with #Cambridge Analytica, the company has revealed. This larger figure, which included over… Read More

Tim Berners-Lee: we must regulate tech firms to prevent ‘weaponised’ web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, has called for large technology firms to be regulated to prevent the web from being “weaponised at scale”. “In recent years, we’ve seen conspiracy theories trend… Read More