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UK should regulate power of Facebook over news, report finds


As part of a code of conduct, the likes of Facebook and Google could commit not to impose their own advertising software – like Facebook does with its Instant Articles, according to the review. — AFP

As part of a code of conduct, the likes of Facebook and Google could commit not to impose their own advertising software – like Facebook does with its Instant Articles, according to the review. — AFP

The UK should tackle the power of Silicon Valley over Britain’s news publishers and push US tech giants to promote quality journalism, according to a report commissioned by the government to assess remedies for the struggling local press. 

Companies like Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc should be obliged to nudge readers towards quality journalism, according to the Cairncross Review, published Feb 11. 

   

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