Jun 24, 2019

Facebook: Nick Clegg says 'no evidence' of Russian interference in Brexit vote

PA There is "Absolutely no evidence" Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company's vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said. In a wide-ranging interview, Sir Nick also called for more regulation of Facebook and other tech giants. Asked whether Facebook should not be fixing some of these issues itself, Sir Nick said it was not something big tech companies "Can or should" do on their own. In the 24 hours following the shooting, Sir Nick said Facebook took down 1.5 million versions of the video. On wider attitudes towards the sector, Sir Nick said there had been a shift in recent years from "Tech utopia" - where people like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg "Could do no wrong" - to a culture of "Tech phobia".

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