THE Culture Secretary told Mark Zuckerberg to his face that the UK government would become the first in the world to introduce a legal crackdown on Facebook’s harmful content. Writing in today’s Sun, Jeremy Wright explains how he told Mr Zuckerberg at a meeting at Facebook’s officers in San Francisco in February that Britain had “reached a turning point” over its failure to act. And Mr Wright told him the UK Government could “no longer sit by and let harms go uncontrolled,” adding that the time had come where new laws were now the “only option”. In his article the Culture Secretary also praises The Sun for highlighting the shocking abuse that is hosted unhindered on social media and was blamed for the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell in 2017. News of his private discussions with Mr Zuckerberg to coincide with today’s publication of the long-awaited Online Harms White Paper. It sets out radical new measures to make social … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg warned by Culture Secretary that Facebook will face legal crackdown over self-harm posts
POLITICS 04/10/2018 12:11 pm ET A herd of Zuckerbergs. By Chris McGonigal With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scheduled to testify in front of Congress this week, one advocacy group found a really creepy way to bring attention to its cause. Global advocacy group Avaaz posed 100 cardboard cutouts of Zuckerberg on the east lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday. The fake Zucks are dressed in shirts that say “fix fakebook.” According to a press release, Avaaz is working to call attention to what it claims are “hundreds of millions of fake accounts still spreading disinformation on Facebook.” The company is also calling for Zuckerberg to “ban all bots, alert the public any and every time users see fake or disinformation, fund fact checkers around the world, and submit to an independent audit to review the scale and scope of fake news.” Zuckerberg is scheduled to testify Tuesday before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce … [Read more...] about Nightmare-Inducing Mark Zuckerberg Cutouts Invade U.S. Capitol
POLITICS 04/10/2018 01:47 pm ET Updated 1 hour ago Zuckerberg met with lawmakers Monday, ahead of his hearings. By Paige Lavender 180 Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions from the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees Tuesday about Cambridge Analytica and security on the social network. Zuckerberg met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Monday. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, which will question Zuckerberg on Wednesday, released his prepared testimony Monday, in which he admits Facebook “didn’t do enough to prevent” tools like Cambridge Analytica “from being used for harm.” Read live updates on Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing below: Download Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? Here’s how. Paige LavenderSenior Editor, Breaking News, HuffPost Suggest a correction MORE: Facebook Mark Zuckerberg Cambridge Analytica … [Read more...] about Read Live Updates On Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony
PRISCILLA Chan is an American paediatrician who's married to Mark Zuckerberg. Here's everything you need to know about the Facebook CEO's wife... Who is Priscilla Chan? Priscilla Chan, 33, is an American philanthropist and paediatrician and she's married to Mark Zuckerberg. Priscilla's parents were Chinese refugees who fled Vietnam in boats, she grew up speaking both Cantonese and English. In 2003 Priscilla graduated as class valedictorian, the highest ranking student among her peers, and she was voted "class genius" by her fellow students. Priscilla then attended Harvard University where she met and began dating Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. After graduating with a BA in biology in 2007 Priscilla continued her education and in 2015 she finished her paediatric residency. How many children do the couple have? On July 31, 2015, Zuckerberg announced that he and Chan were expecting a baby girl. He said he felt confident that the risk … [Read more...] about Who is Mark Zuckerberg’s wife Priscilla Chan and when did the philanthropist and mother-of-two marry the Facebook CEO?
POLITICS 04/10/2018 09:12 pm ET But don't you dare call it a monopoly! By Paul Blumenthal 120 WASHINGTON ― After initially apologizing and accepting responsibility for failing to protect user data, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared support for some vague form of regulation as 44 senators questioned him during his first congressional testimony. “My position is not that there should be no regulation,” Zuckerberg said. “I think the real question, as the internet becomes more important in people’s lives, is what is the right regulation?” Under more direct questioning, the 33-year-old billionaire refused to endorse any specific regulatory proposal. He remained on the defensive, touting his company’s idealistic vision. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) asked Zuckerberg if he would back legislation to mandate that digital platforms like Facebook obtain affirmative consent from users to collect their data for targeted advertising. … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Really Want Facebook To Be Regulated