NewsPublication Date: 2018-03-30
The abuse of Facebook’s platform for political purposes is a problem that doesn’t stop at the U.S border. Governments around the world are continuing to wrestle with the implications of Cambridge Analytica’s acquisition of Facebook user data from the heart of Europe to the capitals of Latin America’s most populous nations. In South America, several chapters are still being written into the public record of Facebook’s privacy privations. Some Latin American democracies are also beginning to i...
Facebook to be banned in Papua New Guinea for a month to research on users' behaviour and deal with 'fake news'- Technology News, Firstpost
NewsPublication Date: 2018-05-29
The Papua New Guinea government is planning to shut down Facebook for a month to understand users' behaviour and safeguard them from fake news. According to a report in The Post Courier on 28 May, communication minister Sam Basil said the shutdown would enable the department and Papua New Guinea National Research Institute conduct research on how the social networking site is being used by users. "The time will allow information to be collected to identify users that hide behind fake accoun...
NewsPublication Date: 2018-06-05
Dominic Cummings, the director of Vote Leave during the Brexit referendum, refuses to answer questions by a panel of lawmakers as part of an investigation into fake news. Now he could face contempt charges. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee published on Tuesday a series of heated exchanges between Cummings and its chairman. “I will not participate in your theatre” he wrote to Damian Collins, who has upped the ante by asking Speaker John Bercow to find time for a debate so the e...
24 April 2018 The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee questions Dr Aleksandr Kogan from the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, as part of its inquiry into fake news.