Hillary Clinton: Brexit vote was precursor to US election defeat

Former secretary of state tells Andrew Marr false claims of EU referendum campaign prepared the ground for Donald Trump winHillary Clinton has said the vote for Brexit, and specifically the false claims made in the EU referendum campaign, were a forerunner of her defeat to Donald Trump in last years

Why Facebook is in a hole over data mining | John Naughton

Its Mark Zuckerbergs business model that allows Facebook to be manipulated by political activists no wonder hes in denial about itOne of my favourite books is lengthy epistle to his 86 million disciples. Today, it began, I want to focus on the most important question of all: are we

Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on election

Facebook founder, who called it crazy to suggest misinformation on site affected voters, describes change of heart as company provides ad content to CongressMark Zuckerberg said he regretted dismissing concerns about the Facebooks role in influencing the US presidential race, his latest acknowledgement that misinformation on the platform has affected

Facebook wants to know: is it good or bad? You tell us

The site is polling users about how they perceive it but declining to publish the results. Answer these survey questions and let us know your thoughtsIs Facebook having an existential crisis? The company has been asking users a stream of questions that indicate some wear and tear in the companys

Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election

Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened in the electionFacebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russians during the 2016 US presidential race, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday following weeks of scrutiny surrounding the

Facebook admits industry could do more to combat online extremism

Admission comes as British PM and French president propose fining firms that move too slowly to remove extremist contentFacebook has conceded that technology companies could do more to counter online extremism after Theresa May and the French president, Emmanuel Macron, Kent Walker, Googles general counsel, said the larger problem is

Facebook to tighten ad targeting after antisemitic ‘fail’, says Sheryl Sandberg

Chief operating officer announces policy change after social network allowed advertisers to seek out Jew haters, saying company never intended such usageFacebook is tightening controls on its advertising targeting tools, chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg announced in a statement acknowledging that the ProPublica on Thursday that the companys ad-buying system

US retaliation feared as Brussels prepares to close Googles tax loopholes

Giant tech companies face being charged on turnover not profitsEU leaders have agreed to make swift progress on raising the tax bills for digital giants such as Google and Facebook, despite warnings from smaller states that unilateral action could drive business away from Europe. France is pushing for a new

The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose?The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to