It’s unlikely that Facebook user data obtained by political consultancy Cambridge Analytica was used for US President Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign, according to Aleksandr Kogan, the data scientist behind the app that harvested information from 87 million Facebook accounts.
Facebook has revealed long-held secrets on how it polices the social network and why it bans certain content.
British pub chain JD Wetherspoon closed down its social media accounts recently — Twitter, Facebook and Instagram — unironically using Twitter to announce its departure.
Sir Martin Sorrell, who led the advertising giant WPP for 33 years, has suddenly quit the company and the news has caused its share price to drop.
The United Arab Emirates prides itself as one of the last bastions of moderation and stability in a region racked with war, religious strife and economic malaise.
As Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg yesterday faced his second day in front of US law makers, the company at the heart of the social media giant’s data sharing scandal got its third CEO in as many weeks.
The Facebook share price rallied as the company’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg give a marathon five-hour performance in front of US law makers, rising almost 5% by the US close and adding $3 billion to Zuckerberg’s personal fortune.
Some 2.7 million European Union citizens had their Facebook information leaked to data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, the European Commission (EC) has revealed.
The WPP share price — already struggling due to tough industry trading conditions — has fallen at the market open in London today, down a little over 2%.
A Disney Sky News buyout is latest in a series of dramatic offers, counter-offers, and acquisitions surrounding pay-TV group Sky.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has made a rapid u-turn on its proposed rules to crackdown on the online phenomenon of fake news in the country.
Following another fall in the Facebook share price yesterday, the social media giant has now lost $100 billion from its market capitalisation from its peak on 2 February.
The Most Kwai Chung share price has surged 880% on its first trading day in Hong Kong after the publisher attracted the most public subscriptions in the city’s history.
The public is losing trust in Facebook’s ability to protect privacy and democracy, according to polls in Germany and the US, out yesterday.
Cineworld stock received a huge boost in February 2018 thanks to news that the cinema chain completed a reverse takeover of US cinema group Regal Entertainment.
UK media regulator Ofcom has threatened to strip Russian TV channel RT of its licence to broadcast in the UK following the poisoning of a former Russian spy on the streets of Salisbury in southern England.
Chinese media outlets have voiced their support of the country’s decision to scrap presidential term limits — giving President Xi Jinping an indefinite hold on power — and have suggested China’s future depends on Xi’s Communist Party.
The Financial Times has called out Bloomberg over what it sees as a clickbaity non-story about how stock market fluctuations affect the world’s richest people.
YouTube has purged a number of conspiracy theory and pro-gun channels from the video-sharing site in the wake of Florida’s deadly mass school shooting last week.
Music streaming service Spotify has announced its plans for an unusual IPO and will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker name SPOT.
Comcast — the US cable operator and owner of NBC — has made a £22.1 billion ($30.9 billion) offer for the UK’s Sky, topping the existing one by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
British newspaper group Trinity Mirror has bought the Express newspaper group, which includes the Daily and Sunday Express and the Daily Star, for £126.7m.
The Twitter share price has jumped after the company reported a real profit for the first time — a major landmark for Twitter founder and chief executive Jack Dorsey and well above Wall Street expectations.
Billionaire businssman Patrick Soon-Shiong has completed a deal to purchase the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
As the World Economic Forum (WEF) comes to a close, there’s still plenty of news buzz around the event.
The current advertising-led business model of social media companies and news publishers needs to change if we are to curb the spread of fake news, according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. According to Wales advertising is “incredibly destructive” for journalism, prioritising the wrong incentives and encouraging click-bait style news articles. Wales was speaking at the
You’ve got to hand it to Donald Trump he knows how to flog a dead horse.
US president Donald Trump recently reminded the world that he had gone from successful businessman, to top television star, to leader of the free world.
Netflix have had free reign over the streaming game since their inception.
This year there has been a lot of discussion around gender equality and to cap it off advertising agency Grey London has collaborated with Goldstein music to launch an album of much-loved Christmas hymns, rewritten to promote feminist messages.