Trust US, social media corporations say
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Opinion Well, let’s take that with a pinch of salt

The leading social media companies in the world - all American mega corporations - have pledged to suppress so-called “fake news” and replace the stories with “geek news”.

Chinese authorities also advertise on Facebook
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Why should the Russians have all the fun?

While the Russians using Facebook advertising to help Donald Trump win the election has garnered all the attention, the Chinese government has also been buying adverts.

Tech giants spend fortune buying US politicians
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Buy one get another free

US tech giants are spending a small fortune on "lobbying" politicians and the situation is getting worse.

Russians were gaming Google for Trump
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Not just Facebook

While it has been confirmed President Putin was splashing out cash on Facebook advertising to get Donald Trump elected in the US, it seems he was also spending a small fortune on Google too.

Google and Facebook AI drive fear and loathing in Las Vegas
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Fake news, conspiracy theories, Muslim invasions all reported as fact

The first serious test of Google and Facebook at handling fake news failed dismally as the pair crashed and burned during the Las Vegas shooting.

10 million people saw Russian propaganda adverts
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All slanted at promoting US racial tension

More than 10 million people in the United States saw politically divisive ads on Facebook that the company said were bought in Russia in the months before and after last year’s US  presidential election.

Facebook shows Congress how Russia gamed the 2016 election
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3,000 adverts on show


Facebook will turn over copies of political ads purchased by Russian sources to congressional lawmakers, who are investigating the country's potential interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

Spanish watchdog fines Facebook over privacy
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That will cost you 1.2 million

Spain's Data Protection Authority has issued a 1.2 million euro fine against Facebook after it found three cases when the company collected data without informing users, as required by European Union privacy laws.

Facebook bitten by Spanish watchdog
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The pain in Spain is mainly for Zuckerberg to explain

Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros for collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog has growled.

EU countries likely to target big US tech
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C’mon you bastards, pay your tax like everyone else


France, Germany, Italy and Spain are expected to get tough with big US tech by demanding that they be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits.