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The uk: Facebook is a digital gangster

A committee in the british parliament on Monday released a new big report, where the Facebook among other things, referred to as a 'digital gangster'.

The social media Facebook is accused of deliberately breaking rules on competition and privacy in the Uk.

the Report calls for greater control of the giants in social media such as Facebook. The companies should also comply with a code of ethics and should be monitored by an international supervisory authority, sounds it.


It has taken 18 months to prepare the new report on technological companies and disinformation. And Facebook is particularly highlighted in the 108-page report. Among the conclusions is also that Facebook has tried to hide the extent of Russian interference in foreign elections.

Facebook has previously been criticized for how it handled the possible Russian interference in the u.s. presidential election in 2016.

the Chairman of the committee in the british parliament that prepared the report, says it has been difficult to get answers from Facebook.

According to the chairman, Damian Collins, has Facebook 'intentionally tried to thwart our work by providing incomplete, unreliable and sometimes misleading answers to our questions'.


Facebook's chief, Mark Zuckerberg, has three times refused to answer questions at the british committee.

'Companies such as Facebook should not be allowed to behave as 'digital gangsters' on the internet. They behave as if they do not have to comply with the law,' says the report.

A spokesman for Facebook says that it 'shares the committee's concerns about the false news and fair elections'

- We are open for a meaningful monitoring and support the committee's recommendation for a reform of the laws, says the spokesman, Karim Palant.

The full report can be read here.

the UNITED states: Also need regulation here

What techgiganter as Facebook really fear is the day when the us authorities take their responsibilities seriously and begin to regulate companies and protect the users ' right to privacy, without surveillance better.

And there is some evidence to the fact that it is slowly on its way to happen. Thus, the american congressmen has just received a comprehensive report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

the Authority has made the report at the request of the Congress and recommend to the politicians to implement a very clear regulation of techfirmaerne, who until now have had everything for free games.

the Recommendation is at the same time that the UNITED states is heavily due to the way the EU has chosen to regulate, among other things, Facebook on with the so-called GDPR regulations.

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