US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren targets Facebook with ‘false’ ad

US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has paid for a series of Facebook adverts with false claims about chief executive Mark Zuckerberg – shining a light on the platform’s decision to allow politicians to make false statements in paid adverts. The sponsored post by the political hopeful reads: “Breaking news: Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook just endorsed Donald Trump for re-election.…

Google’s Jigsaw offers free anti-meddling tools ahead of EU elections

Google is giving political organisations in Europe free access to tools that tackle online attacks and disruption ahead of upcoming EU elections in May. The company’s cybersecurity incubator Jigsaw is making its Project Shield system available to campaigns and candidates, amid fears of election meddling. From today, the defence technology is being rolled out to…

Facebook ‘willing to change everything’ to tackle suicide posts, says Sir Nick Clegg

Facebook is willing to “change everything” to curb posts about suicide following the death of British teenager Molly Russell, according to Sir Nick Clegg. The former Liberal Democrat deputy prime minister, now Facebook’s head of global affairs, said social media platforms have a “profound responsibility” to safeguard teenagers. Speaking in an interview with the BBC,…