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Twitter and Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

At a summit in Paris Wednesday, representatives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc., committed to use and develop rules, algorithms and direct intervention to curb the uploading, promotion, amplification and distribution of violent extremism on social media platforms. The initiative calls for hate speech to be “immediately and permanently” taken down, though isn’t legally binding. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, were joined by lea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Advertising, Senegal, Theresa May, Nick Clegg, Paris, New Zealand, Jordan, Leo Varadkar, Facebook Live, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Vivendi SA, Macky Sall


40% of Americans support antitrust action against Facebook after a cofounder called for it to be broken up (FB)

40% of Americans want to see antitrust action taken against Facebook. That's according to a new Business Insider/INSIDER poll of US adults conducted by SurveyMonkey. Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes recently called for the Silicon Valley tech giant to be broken up, and the results may bolster these arguments. Facebook has pushed back against demands for anti-monopoly argument, calling for different regulation instead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook cofounder Chris...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Cnn, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Hughes, Hall, Signal, Bernie Sanders


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #444

US digital ad revenue soars to triple digits Here’s some big digital stats from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) to get your week off to a good start. In the US, digital ad revenues hit triple digits for the first time in 2018 at $107.5 billion, up from $88 billion, or a pretty significant 22 percent on 2017. TV ad revenues were $71 billion for the same time period. Mobile surpassed a dwindling desktop for the first time and search captured nearly half of all digital ad revenues. As for...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Instagram, US, Seo, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Avon, Ryan Reynolds, Mashup, Chris Hughes, Iab, Alex Jones, Hughes, Interactive Advertising Bureau IAB


NBC renews ‘This Is Us’ for three seasons and female athletes slam Nike: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news.  You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up  here . What people are talking about today: Fans of NBC's  “This Is Us” can rejoice: the tear-jerking family drama is with us for three more seasons. The company revealed in an upfront announcement Sunday that it's renewed the show  through season six, but as Ad Age’s Jean...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Nbc, Abc, Washington Post, China, Advertising, US, San Francisco, Nike, Chicago, Nick Clegg, New York Times


Nick Clegg rejects Facebook break-up calls backed by Kamala Harris

California Democrat favours action against social media giant Former deputy PM: new employer ‘a great American success’Facebook head of global affairs Nick Clegg has rejected calls for the social media giant to be broken up, an idea gaining currency among contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, with Kamala Harris seemingly its latest convert. Related: It's not enough to break up Big Tech. We need to imagine a better alternative | Evgeny Morozov Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, California, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, World news, US news, US politics, Nick Clegg, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Evgeny Morozov, US elections 2020


Facebook: Nick Clegg rejects calls to break up company as idea spreads

Kamala Harris is latest convert among Democratic presidential candidates while Cory Booker expresses cautionFacebook head of global affairs Nick Clegg has rejected calls for the social media giant to be broken up, an idea gaining currency among contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, with Kamala Harris seemingly its latest convert. Related: It's not enough to break up Big Tech. We need to imagine a better alternative | Evgeny Morozov Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, World news, US news, US politics, Nick Clegg, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Evgeny Morozov, US elections 2020


Facebook’s Nick Clegg dismisses call by co-founder Chris Hughes to break up the company

Facebook’s challenges can be tackled through regulation, not by breaking up the company, a key company official says in The New York Times. “While we operate under more regulation now than at any point in the history of the company, we believe more should be done,” writes Nick Clegg, the social media giant’s VP of global affairs and communications in a guest editorial titled “Breaking Up Facebook Is Not the Answer” that appears in the paper’s Sunday print edition and was released online Satur...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Advertising, Cnn, Nick Clegg, United Kingdom, New York Times, Chris Hughes, Bloomberg News, Hughes, Clegg


Facebook's Nick Clegg: We know we have problems but breaking us up won't solve them

Facebook is pushing back against growing calls to break up the tech giant.
Tags: Facebook, Cnn, Nick Clegg


Facebook is building out its team of antitrust experts as one of its cofounders calls for it to be broken up (FB)

Facebook is hiring a bevy of new lawyers and policy experts with expertise in competition law. The job openings come as a cofounder of the social network calls for the company to be broken up under antitrust regulation. The company is facing increasing criticism over its size and power, and there are mounting suggestions that regulators should take action. One of Facebook's cofounders wants to see the company broken up. The social network won't go down without a fight. On Thursday, Facebook c...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Japan, California, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, Washington Dc, New York Times, Korea, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Chris Hughes, Signal, EMEA


Zuckerberg says breaking up Facebook “isn’t going to help”

With the look of someone betrayed, Facebook’s CEO has fired back at co-founder Chris Hughes and his brutal NYT op-ed calling for regulators to split up Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. “When I read what he wrote, my main reaction was that what he’s proposing that we do isn’t going to do anything to help solve those issues. So I think that if what you care about is democracy and elections, then you want a company like us to be able to invest billions of dollars per year like we are in buildi...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Drama, Government, Tech, Policy, Nick Clegg, Chris Hughes


Facebook sends Nick Clegg to rebut co-founder Chris Hughes' call for breakup

No surprises here. Facebook does not support the co-founder Chris Hughes' proposal to split the world’s largest social media company into three parts. Here's how Facebook responded to the social network's co-founder Chris Hughes calling for a government-mandated breakup of Facebook: Nick Clegg, former UK Deputy Prime Minister, who once advocated for the breakup of monopolies in the UK. “Facebook accepts that with success comes accountability. But you don’t enforce accountability by calling ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, UK, News, Monopoly, Nick Clegg, Antitrust, Chris Hughes, Justice Department, Zuckerberg, Zephyr Teachout, Cambridge Analytica, Anti-trust


Chris Hughes Essay on Breakup Draws an Objection From Facebook

“You don’t enforce accountability by calling for the breakup of a successful American company,” Nick Clegg, a Facebook executive, said in response to the Op-Ed.
Tags: Facebook, News, Social Media, Nick Clegg, Mergers, Chris Hughes, Acquisitions and Divestitures, Computers and the Internet, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Instagram Inc


A Facebook cofounder says that Mark Zuckerberg's power is 'unprecedented and un-American' in scathing New York Times op-ed (FB)

Chris Hughes, one of Facebook's original cofounders, called Mark Zuckerberg's power "unprecedented and un-American" in a scathing op-ed in the New York Times on Thursday. Hughes, who was Zuckerberg's roommate at Harvard, argued Zuckerberg's social media empire should be broken up into separate public companies, and that Zuckerberg himself wields too much power. Several political officials, including Senator Elizabeth Warren, publicly supported Hughes' call to break up Facebook. Facebook issued...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elizabeth Warren, America, Trends, Cnn, Harvard, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Warren, Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg, Mark, Hughes, Facebook Facebook, Clegg


A Facebook cofounder says that Mark Zuckerberg's master plan has always boiled down to one word: 'Domination' (FB)

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes urged the U.S. government to break apart Facebook in an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Times. Hughes says CEO Mark Zuckerberg has always thought about Facebook in terms of "domination." Zuckerberg has grown Facebook into a monopoly that needs to be regulated and held accountable, Hughes wrote. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Mark Zuckerberg always thought his social network would become a superpower, even when it was founded 15 yea...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, Chris Hughes, Zuckerberg, Mark, Hughes, Bill Gates Mark Zuckerberg, New York Times Hughes, Yahoo Facebook, Clegg Facebook


When it comes to elections, Facebook moves slow, may still break things

This week, Facebook invited a small group of journalists — which didn’t include TechCrunch — to look at the “war room” it has set up in Dublin, Ireland, to help monitor its products for election-related content that violates its policies. (“Time and space constraints” limited the numbers, a spokesperson told us when he asked why we weren’t invited.) Facebook announced it would be setting up this Dublin hub — which will bring together data scientists, researchers, legal and community team memb...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, Instagram, California, India, Israel, Time, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, Spain


Facebook says it’s open to advertising u-turn for the EU elections, enabling cross-border campaigns

Facebook’s VP of global affairs and communications, Nick Clegg, today said the social network — likely in response to pressure from European officials — is “open” to changing its rules on election advertising for European Union elections that will take place on May 23, by allowing cross-border campaigning rather than requiring those running ads in a specific market to be registered as businesses in those markets. But Clegg added that it will require getting approval from individual national elec...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Europe, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Nick Clegg, Commission, European Commission, Dublin, EC, European Parliament, Federal Trade Commission, Clegg


Facebook Signals Softer Stance on Ad Rules for EU Elections

Executive Nick Clegg made the offer in a letter to the president of the European Parliament, the FT reported, citing a document it reviewed. The comments are a response to a backlash created by Facebook’s new transparency rules that would require people or groups posting political ads to register in each EU state where the ads appear, the FT said. Clegg identified 19 EU institutions that the platform could exempt from the rules for a month leading up to the European elections, which run from M...
Tags: Facebook, News, Eu, Nick Clegg, European Parliament, Clegg


EU tells Facebook's Nick Clegg to rethink ad rules for elections

Former British MEP is sent stern letter accusing Facebook of ignoring how EU law worksThe EU has told Facebook’s head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, to rethink some of the company’s rules aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference.Věra Jourová, the European commissioner for justice, said the EU had a clear message for Facebook over its approach to ensuring greater transparency about who funds political adverts. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Nick Clegg, European Commission, European elections


EU tells Facebook's Nick Clegg to rethink ad funding rules

Ex-MEP Clegg is sent stern letter accusing Facebook of ignoring how EU law worksFacebook’s head of global affairs, Sir Nick Clegg, has been told by the European Union to rethink some of the company’s rules aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference.Věra Jourová, the European commissioner for justice, told the Guardian that the EU had a clear message for Facebook over its approach to ensuring greater transparency about who funds political adverts. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Nick Clegg, European Commission, Clegg


Mark Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to pivot to privacy. But Facebook is also quietly lobbying against laws giving users more control of their data.

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is going to pivot to privacy in a lengthy blog post last week. But The Sunday Telegraph obtained documents showing one of Zuckerberg's closest advisers, global affairs boss Nick Clegg, lobbying against new EU privacy laws. Meeting minutes show Clegg arguing against regulation which would force tech companies to get consent from users before accessing and using data from their private messages. Clegg said the proposed law would endanger Facebook's business model. ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Eu, Nick Clegg, United Kingdom, European Commission, Nintendo, European Parliament, Zuckerberg, Clegg, Ansip, Andrus Ansip


Facebook is starting to pay for some of its missteps and Wall Street is getting nervous

Facebook accepts regulation is coming, with Mark Zuckerberg admitting this week that a "societal guardrail framework" will give users confidence. But in recent weeks, it has had sharp reminders that some lawmakers are agitating for change that it might not like — and Wall Street is starting to take note. In notes this week, analysts reflected on how regulation could change Facebook's business model and apply downward pressure to its share price. Facebook is spending a lot of money on talking t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, Bbc, Britain, Nick Clegg, Xiaomi, Silicon Valley, Zuckerberg, Robinson Humphrey


Facebook urged to offer an API for political ad transparency research

Facebook has been called upon to provide good faith researchers with an API to enable them to study how political ads are spreading and being amplified on its platform. A coalition of European academics, technologists and human and digital rights groups, led by Mozilla, has signed an open letter to the company demanding far greater transparency about how Facebook’s platform distributes and amplifies political ads ahead of elections to the European parliament which will take place in May. W...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Europe, Transparency, UK, Advertising Tech, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Nick Clegg, United Kingdom, Mozilla, Commission, European Commission


Facebook, Google and Twitter told to do more to fight fake news ahead of European elections

A first batch of monthly progress reports from tech giants and advertising companies on what they’re doing to help fight online disinformation have been published by the European Commission. Platforms including Facebook, Google and Twitter signed up to a voluntary EU code of practice on the issue last year. The first reports cover measures taken by platforms up to December 31, 2018. The implementation reports are intended to detail progress towards the goal of putting the squeeze on disinform...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Advertising Tech, Singapore, Social Media, Tech, Spokesperson, Eu, European Union, Law Enforcement, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Software


Facebook accused by Brussels over 'patchy' attitude to fake news

EU commissioner warns internet firms in clampdown ahead of European electionsFacebook and its new head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, stand accused by Brussels of taking a “patchy, opaque, and self-selecting” approach to tackling disinformation.The description was said to apply to a number of internet companies by the EU commissioner, Sir Julian King, at the publication of a progress report on the attempt to clamp down on fake news before May’s European elections. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Eu, European Union, World news, Nick Clegg, Brussels, Julian King


Facebook Is Creating an External Independent Board to Review Its Decisions on Content

Facebook is forming an external oversight board of independent experts to review the social network's decisions on whether content should be removed. Vice president of global affairs and communications Nick Clegg introduced the draft charter (embedded below) for the oversight board in a Newsroom post, writing, "As we build out the board, we want to...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Nick Clegg, Newsroom, Social Pro Daily, External Independent Board


Nick Clegg: 'Social media platforms must make protections better'

The new Facebook vice-president says the firm will do "whatever it takes" to make its platforms safer.
Tags: Facebook, News, Nick Clegg


Mark Zuckerberg's newest adviser listed 5 reasons why Facebook is actually a long way off merging its messaging apps

Facebook is a long way off merging the tech infrastructure for its messaging services WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram, according to the company's most senior spokesman. Nick Clegg, Facebook's global policy and communications chief, said the company has a whole bunch of stuff to figure out, including how much data will be shared between services. The New York Times reported on Friday that Facebook planned to integrate the underlying tech behind the three messaging services. Clegg said Mark Z...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politico, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Times, Ron Wyden, Clegg, WhatsApp Messenger and Instagram, Brussels Clegg, Ryan Heath, Nick Clegg Facebook, Business Insider If Facebook


Facebook pledges to do more on self-harm

Sir Nick Clegg said the network "would do whatever it takes" after 14-year-old Molly Russell's death.
Tags: Facebook, UK, News, Nick Clegg, Molly Russell


Facebook will do 'whatever it takes' on self-harm

Sir Nick Clegg said the network "would do whatever it takes" after 14-year-old Molly Russell's death.
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Facebook to create 'war room' to fight fake news, Nick Clegg says

Dublin operations centre to target political misinformation ahead of EU elections in MayFacebook will tackle political misinformation in the run-up to the EU elections this May with a new “war room” based in Dublin, the company’s incoming communications chief, Nick Clegg, has announced.In his first speech as Facebook’s top public face, Clegg said the company would be setting up an “operations centre focused on elections integrity, based in Dublin, this spring”. The centre will build on the compa...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Politics, Technology, Social Networking, US, Eu, European Union, World news, Nick Clegg, Data Protection, Dublin, Clegg, MayFacebook