Targeted ads are one of the world’s most destructive trends. Here’s why | Arwa Mahdawi

They have led to a proliferation of fake news and clickbait, fuelled surveillance capitalism and normalised pervasive tracking and data-mining. Then there’s their effect on democracy …We have been arguing about political advertising on social media a…

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‘So you won’t take down lies?’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenges Facebook CEO – video

Mark Zuckerberg faced a gruelling examination from the Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday, with questions over the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook’s reluctance to police political advertising.The Facebook CEO d…

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Little by little, big tech’s veneer of invincibility is starting to crack | John Harris

Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are rattled. And two women, one on each side of the Atlantic, are leading the wayJust for a moment, let us pull our eyes away from Brexit and focus instead on two interwoven stories about how the world has gone wrong,…

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