Is India the frontline in big tech’s assault on democracy?

Social media such as WhatsApp may enable voters, but encrypted messaging polarises them and blocks public scrutiny

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Facebook struggling to end hate speech in Myanmar, investigation finds

Misinformation has lead to violent attacks against Rohingya but report says company has been slow to respond

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Why the politicians must set their sights on Facebook

The issues to tackle are political persuasion, influence and money. It may be a long wait

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Mark Zuckerberg says his personal data was included in Cambridge Analytica breach – live

Facebook CEO appears at House hearing to answer questions over data misuse in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica revelations

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Facebook offers plan to tackle fake news ahead of US midterms

With 2018 elections on horizon Facebook is trying to get ahead of misinformation, but won’t say whether it supports ad regulation

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Is it time to break up the tech giants such as Facebook?

Amazon, Facebook and Google are as dominant as Standard Oil or AT&T was. But breaking them up is not going to be easy

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg finally addresses Cambridge Analytica scandal

Following days of silence, CEO announces Facebook will change how it shares data with third-party apps and admits ‘we made mistakes’

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Where’s Zuck? Facebook CEO silent as data harvesting scandal unfolds

Amid calls for investigation and a #DeleteFacebook campaign, company releases an official statement but its figurehead keeps quiet

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The Guardian view on free speech online: let law decide the limits

The standards by which the internet is controlled need to be open and subject to impartial judiciaries – not left to advertisers

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Facebook: major News Feed overhaul seeks ‘meaningful social interactions’

Refresh of the New Feed algorithm will de-prioritize content shared by media and businesses in favor of that produced by friends and family, Zuckerberg says

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The Russian Facebook scandal damages liberals as much as the right

The Republicans might have been tarnished by the St Petersburg troll factory, but Democratic fantasies about social media were rubbished in the process

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The Observer view on net neutrality

The internet is fundamental. It must not become a two-tier service – one for the rich, one for the poor

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