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Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPs

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over fake news. Untrue stories from foreign powers were risking […]

‘VIP paedophile ring’ accuser to face trial in May

Image copyright Carl Beech/Facebook Image caption Carl Beech’s allegations sparked the Scotland Yard inquiry A man who claimed he was the victim of an alleged establishment paedophile ring, sparking a £2.5m sex abuse investigation, has denied perverting the course of justice. Carl Beech, 51, known as “Nick” during the Scotland Yard inquiry, appeared via video […]

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPs

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over fake news. Untrue stories from foreign powers were risking […]

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg ‘fails’ – UK MPs

Image copyright Getty Images/Facebook Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said. A Commons committee has concluded that the firm’s founder Mark Zuckerberg failed to show “leadership or personal responsibility” over fake news. Untrue stories from foreign powers were risking […]

Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei has said it is independent and gives nothing to Beijing, aside from taxes Any risk posed by involving the Chinese technology giant Huawei in UK telecoms projects can be managed, cyber-security chiefs have reportedly said. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s decision undermines US efforts to persuade its allies […]

IS teenage bride Shamima Begum gives birth to boy

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 Shamima Begum, one of three teenage girls to flee east London for a new life with the Islamic State group, says she has given birth to a baby boy. Ms Begum left four […]

IS teenager Shamima Begum ‘gives birth’

Image copyright PA Image caption Ms Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 Shamima Begum – the London teenager who left the UK to join the Islamic State in Syria – has given birth, her family says they have been told. Their lawyer released a statement […]

UK regional airline Flybmi ceases operations

Image copyright BMI Regional Image caption Flybmi has a fleet of Embraer jets British regional airline Flybmi has cancelled all its flights and filed for administration, the airline has announced. The company said it had been badly affected by rises in fuel and carbon costs and uncertainty over Brexit. The East Midlands-based airline, which has […]

Emiliano Sala: Cardiff footballer’s funeral takes place

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sala’s father Horacio was seen crying at the vigil for his son Mourners have been paying their final respects to Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala in his native Argentina. The 28-year-old died when the plane he was in with pilot David Ibbotson crashed in the English Channel en route […]

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s visit to China not going ahead

Image copyright AFP A visit to China by Chancellor Phillip Hammond has been called off amid reports a speech by the UK’s defence secretary angered Beijing. There were plans for trade talks between Mr Hammond and senior Chinese government figures during the brief visit next week. Earlier this week, Gavin Williamson had indicated the UK’s […]