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Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’
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Instant Opinion: Dominic Cummings ‘failed on his own terms’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 13 November
13 Nov 2020
Find your ‘secret crush’: Facebook joins the dating scene
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Find your ‘secret crush’: Facebook joins the dating scene

Tech giant rolls out new feature to rival apps such as Tinder
22 Oct 2020
Republicans claim social media is censoring Biden leak story
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Republicans claim social media is censoring Biden leak story

Trump-supporting senators are accusing Twitter and Facebook of ‘election day interference’
16 Oct 2020
Russian agency ‘created fake left-wing news site’
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Russian agency ‘created fake left-wing news site’

Facebook says real reporters were hired by fake editors to write about US corruption
2 Sep 2020
Can UK stop ‘revolving door’ between politics and business?
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Can UK stop ‘revolving door’ between politics and business?

Facebook targeting government insiders as another ex-minister joins banking giant J.P. Morgan
25 Aug 2020
Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans
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Four things we learned from Congress grilling tech titans

Previously unseen internal documents and emails granted Congress new licence to probe
30 Jul 2020
US election 2020: Facebook pledge to ‘curb foreign meddling’
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US election 2020: Facebook pledge to ‘curb foreign meddling’

Social media platform will ban foreign political adverts - but won’t silence Donald Trump
18 Jun 2020

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Instant Opinion: Johnson government ‘built-in incompetence’
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Instant Opinion: Johnson government ‘built-in incompetence’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 17 June
17 Jun 2020
‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’
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‘Shameless’ tech giants ‘exploit coronavirus to dodge tax’

Industry body calls for government to delay new levy by a year
14 Apr 2020
How Whatsapp is changing its forwarding function
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How Whatsapp is changing its forwarding function

Facebook-owned messaging service introducing stricter limits to fight ‘infodemic’ of misleading medical advice
8 Apr 2020
How the government is targeting coronavirus misinformation
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How the government is targeting coronavirus misinformation

Dedicated Whitehall unit set up to counter rumours and fake news
10 Mar 2020
EU seeks to break big tech monopolies
European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager(L) and EU Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton (R) give a press conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Februa
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EU seeks to break big tech monopolies

Brussels sets out an ambitious strategy for legislation to contend with rapidly advancing technology and monopolistic big tech
20 Feb 2020
Why has Stephen King quit Facebook?
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Why has Stephen King quit Facebook?

Horror author protests social network's policy on political ads
4 Feb 2020
How to get a job at Facebook
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How to get a job at Facebook

The social media giant is looking to hire 1,000 additional staff in London
22 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘The Queen was right to put the Firm first’
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Instant Opinion: ‘The Queen was right to put the Firm first’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 20 January
20 Jan 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Facebook’s ‘deepfake’ ban
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Why everyone’s talking about Facebook’s ‘deepfake’ ban

Social network to remove videos modified by artificial intelligence from its platforms
8 Jan 2020
Google’s 2019 general election political ad ban explained
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Google’s 2019 general election political ad ban explained

Search giant follows Twitter’s lead by drastically reducing political power online
21 Nov 2019
WT:Social - Wikipedia co-founder’s Facebook rival explained
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WT:Social - Wikipedia co-founder’s Facebook rival explained

New social media network encourages high-quality discourse and content, but can it take on the web’s big guns?
19 Nov 2019
Why Facebook is facing racism accusations
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Why Facebook is facing racism accusations

Employees claim the social media giant treats people of colour as if they ‘do not belong’
15 Nov 2019
Facebook changes logo - to avoid Facebook confusion
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Facebook changes logo - to avoid Facebook confusion

The tech giant has launched a new logo - and confused a lot of people in the process
6 Nov 2019
Twitter bans all political advertising
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Twitter bans all political advertising

Chief executive Jack Dorsey says ‘political message reach should be earned, not bought’
31 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’
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Instant Opinion: Beauty sickness ‘has laid low a generation’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 28 October
28 Oct 2019
China clears path to new digital currency
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China clears path to new digital currency

Unlike other cryptocurrencies, Beijing’s would increase central control of the financial system
28 Oct 2019
What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked Mark Zuckerberg
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jennifer Wexton
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What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked Mark Zuckerberg

New York lawmaker grills Facebook chief on Cambridge Analytica and far-right
24 Oct 2019
Instant Opinion: for the Sussexes ‘respect has to be earned’
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Instant Opinion: for the Sussexes ‘respect has to be earned’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 21 October
21 Oct 2019
Bitcoin price: crypto market falls into ‘chaos’
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Bitcoin price: crypto market falls into ‘chaos’

Market drops by 20% in a matter of hours as analysts blame ‘technical issues’
27 Sep 2019
How police footage will help Facebook target shooter streams
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How police footage will help Facebook target shooter streams

Social media giant moves to curb extremist content following anger over Christchurch shootings videos
18 Sep 2019
Facebook moderators describe devastating impact of work
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Facebook moderators describe devastating impact of work

Job has traumatised contractors and left them with psychological scars
18 Sep 2019
Why Facebook’s Libra coin is proving controversial
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Why Facebook’s Libra coin is proving controversial

Some 26 central banks will grill the social media giant later today over privacy and currency competition fears
16 Sep 2019
Facebook users’ data exposed in new leak: are you affected?
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Facebook users’ data exposed in new leak: are you affected?

Phone numbers and IDs were stored in online server that was not password protected
5 Sep 2019
Is Facebook always listening to me?
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Is Facebook always listening to me?

Company admits its contractors transcribed Messenger app voice recordings, but insists it has now stopped the practice
14 Aug 2019
What is the WhatsApp text hack and why hasn’t it been fixed?
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What is the WhatsApp text hack and why hasn’t it been fixed?

Israeli cybersecurity firm alerted the social media giant to flaws a year ago
8 Aug 2019
Bitcoin price: what caused values to crash?
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Bitcoin price: what caused values to crash?

Cryptocurrency market slumps as Facebook’s Libra coin hits turbulence
26 Jul 2019
Facebook will pay $5bn fine over privacy violations
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Facebook will pay $5bn fine over privacy violations

It is the largest fine the FTC has ever levied, and includes commitments from Facebook on its privacy practices, but does it go far enough?
25 Jul 2019