Feb 18, 2019

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' - UK MPs

The inquiry into fake news, which lasted more than a year, was conducted by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, with much of the evidence focusing on the business practices of Facebook before and after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Particularly in terms of political campaigning, was shared by Facebook was at the heart of the inquiry, alongside the effects of fake news. "In response, Facebook said:"We share the Committee's concerns about false news and election integrity and are pleased to have made a significant contribution to their investigation over the past 18 months, answering more than 700 questions and with four of our most senior executives giving evidence. The Cairncross Review into the future of UK news recently recommended that a regulator should oversee Google and Facebook to ensure their news content is trustworthy. Facebook has repeatedly said that it is committed to fighting fake news and works with more than 30 fact-checking organisation around the world.

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