A withering verdict: MPs report on Zuckerberg, Russia and Cambridge Analytica

A withering verdict: MPs report on Zuckerberg, Russia and Cambridge Analytica

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Carole Cadwalladr

Facebook failed. It “obfuscated”, refused to investigate how its platform was abused by the Russian government until forced by pressure from Senate committees…
…A call for a full investigation into contacts between Arron Banks – millionaire backer of Leave.EU – and Russian officials and his business dealings with Russian companies.
…A demand for further investigation by Facebook of Russian interference on its platform. Facebook’s denial of “direct Russian interference using Facebook in the Brexit referendum” was “disingenuous and typical of Facebook’s handling of our questions”.
…Calls for a full ICO report on Aleksandr Kogan, the Russian-born scientist who was working in Russia with grants from the Russian government while harvesting Facebook data for Cambridge Analytica.
…A statement from the British government on “how many investigations are currently being carried out into Russian interference in UK politics”.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/28/dcms-report-fake-news-disinformation-brexit-facebook-russia


A report by the digital, culture, media and sport select committee demands more internet regulation

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