Intentionally Compromising Users’ Privacy

If there was any doubt remaining that Facebook is intentionally compromising its users' privacy, it can now be put to rest, with a new report from a British parliamentary committee:

— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) February 23, 2019

If there remained any doubt that Facebook’s business practices intentionally compromise users’ privacy and recklessly undermine democratic norms, it was put to rest on Monday, when the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the British House of Commons issued a hundred-and-eight-page report, incongruously titled “Disinformation and ‘fake news.’ ” In a drama that played out over a few days in November, the committee’s chair, Damian Collins, a Tory M.P., had outwitted Facebook’s legal team when he summoned an American app developer named Ted Kramer to Parliament. []

Italy: A Little Help from Putin

Huge story breaking in Italy. Putin agreed to a request from Lega Nord leader Matteo Salvini to covertly finance his Euro election campaign. The plan was to conceal the payment behind an apparently normal business deal. Sound familiar? via @espressonline

— David Clark (@David_K_Clark) February 22, 2019

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Now it's available in German too. Publisher is an Austrian social-democratic magazine.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 22, 2019


In English.

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 22, 2019

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Electoral Integrity in the Run up to the European Parliamentary Elections

Launched today: ISD's new report uncovers the online information campaigns active in the 2018 Bavarian State Election. The report sets out recommendations to strengthen electoral integrity in the run up to the European Parliamentary elections and beyond

— Institute for Strategic Dialogue (@ISDglobal) February 15, 2019


— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) February 15, 2019


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