Facebook cofounder calls for company to break up over ‘unprecedented’ power

Chris Hughes wrote in the New York Times Facebook’s acquisition of rival platforms has given Zuckerberg ‘un-American’ controlA cofounder of Facebook has called for the government to break up the company, warning that Mark Zuckerberg’s power is “unprece…

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Facebook urged to disable ‘like’ feature for child users

Proposed rules for child safety on social media include limits on data collectionFacebook and other social media firms should alert children if their parent or carer is monitoring their online activity, under proposed guidelines to improve child intern…

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Social media firms to be penalised for not removing child abuse

UK police and charities praise plan to hold firms liable for not taking down harmful contentNew laws proposed to tackle social media companies streaming child abuse, extremism, terrorist attacks and cyberbullying have been welcomed by senior police and…

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‘It’s genuine, you know?’: why the online influencer industry is going ‘authentic’

Calamities such as Fyre Festival have tarnished the booming business of YouTube and Instagram stars. Now the industry’s top tastemakers have a new plan: keeping it real. By Sophie ElmhirstIn a central London hair salon last December, the fashion influe…

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