Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says the social network has banned sites that produced fake news from advertising
"We're very committed to Europe," @facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg tells EP political leaders, noting EU-based data centers, with a new one opening in Denmark
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Zuckerberg starts his speech to the EP with the expected apology to EU users. "[@Facebook] didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a mistake and I"m sorry for it," he tells parliamentary leaders
"Europe is under attack." says @EP_President Tajani, alongside Mark Zuckerberg. "Social media companies need to react." the @facebook chief explains what his company is going to do about it
'It's good to be back in Europe,' says Zuckerberg, with a straight face
"Importantly, they targeted both major political parties" says @SpoxDHS "As the Secretary reiterated-their intent was to sow discord in the American electoral process. We have no evidence that any ballots were changed or counted incorrectly as a result of Russian interference"
"She also very clearly articulated today that the Russian government unequivocally worked to undermine our democracy during the 2016 election" says @SpoxDHS "Goals included undermining faith in the US democratic process and harming a candidate's electability and potential presidency"
defending @SecNielsen's answer on Russia and election meddling: "The question asked by the reporter did not reflect the specific language in the assessment itself, so the Secretary correctly stated she had not seen the conclusion as characterized by the reporter"
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has told European Parliament officials he is "sorry" for mistakes made by the social network over the misuse of personal data of its users
Questioned by reporters about the purported 'spy' in the @realDonaldTrump Election 2016 campaign, @POTUS replies: "If they had spies in my campaign, that would be a disgrace. I hope they weren't" as that would be illegal and unprecedented
Facebook's Zuckerberg arrives for grilling by EU lawmakers over data leak
"It is critical—now more than ever—to safeguard and secure our election infrastructure" says @ODNIgov @DHSgov @FBI statement "We are encouraged to see the level of engagement today" re security for Election 2018
@DHSgov @FBI tell lawmakers they are each working with state and local governments on different aspects of helping them to understand threats/risk management
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Security for Election 2018 "is an issue that the Administration takes seriously and is addressing with urgency" per @ODNIgov @DHSgov @FBI statement, as @SecNielsen briefs Congress
Facebook appears to be blocked this evening in Kazakhstan, after Ablyazov posted an advert for a live broadcast tonight to discuss his plans to call for protests
British media regulator OFCOM opened three new investigations against RT TV channel - RIA
Vietnam set to tighten clamps on Facebook and Google, threatening dissidents
Cambridge Analytica, the company at the center of the Facebook data scandal, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in New York - REU
Cambridge Analytica files for voluntary bankruptcy in US: court filing
Mueller's office files unredacted memo outlining scope of Russia probe-filing
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Facebook to partner with The Atlantic Council, says it is 'investing heavily to prevent service from being abused during elections'
Commons Media Select Committee says the former Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix will appear before MPs on Wednesday 6 June but former campaign director of 'Vote Leave' Dominic Cummings has refused to appear next Tuesday despite a summons
Senate intelligence panel agrees with US intel agencies that Russia intervened in 2016 election to help Trump
Senate has votes to advance bill to retain 2015 net neutrality rules
"The [Intelligence Community Assessment] conclusions were accurate and on point" says SSCI ViceChair @MarkWarner "The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated, and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton"
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After 14 months, Senate Intelligence Committee finished looking at US intel's conclusion Russia meddled in Election 2016. "We see no reason to dispute the conclusions" says SSCI Chair @SenatorBurr "There is no doubt that Russia undertook an unprecedented effort to interfere"
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SecGen Stoltenberg on the role of cyber in NATO: "cyber is a core part of our operation"
Kenya's president signs cybercrimes law opposed by media rights groups
U.S. investigating Cambridge Analytica: New York Times
Committee of British lawmakers says Facebook has not fully answered its questions about data privacy with sufficient detail or evidence