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Source: The Guradian

Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by report on fake news

Today 02:24 GMT

The final report of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee’s 18-month investigation into disinformation and fake news accused Facebook of purposefully obstructing its inquiry and failing to tackle attempts by Russia to manipulate elections.

Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as “digital gangsters”.

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Source: Global News

Jody Wilson-Raybould frustrated senators by refusing to give testimony on corruption bill

Saturday 14:29 GMT

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould angered senators by refusing to give testimony on a change to the Criminal Code that is now at the centre of allegations that she was improperly pressured to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution.

READ MORE: SNC-Lavalin still hoping to resolve criminal charges as hearing set for 2018. Unlike the budget bill, on which the committee was under pressure to report by a specific deadline, Joyal said he warned Harder that in the case of the access-to-information bill, the committee would sit on the legislation until it heard from Wilson-Raybould.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte