Richard Allan

US legislator David Cicilline will be joining the next meeting of the International Grand Committee on Disinformation and ‘Fake News’, it has been announced. The meeting will be held in…

US legislator, David Cicilline, joins international push to interrogate platform power

Facebook has refused to provide the British parliament with the names of individuals behind a shadowy network backing an extreme ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome over a government-negotiated compromise. Since the…

Facebook refuses to disclose ‘chuck Chequers’ Brexit advertiser to UK parliament

A grand committee of international parliamentarians empty-chaired Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing earlier today, after the Facebook founder snubbed repeat invitations to face questions about malicious, abusive and improper uses of…

‘The problem is Facebook,’ lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may yet regret underestimating a UK parliamentary committee that’s been investigating the democracy-denting impact of online disinformation for the best part of this year — and…

UK parliament seizes cache of internal Facebook documents to further privacy probe

An unprecedented international grand committee comprising 22 representatives from seven parliaments will meet in London next week to put questions to Facebook about the online fake news crisis and the…

Facebook policy VP Richard Allan to face the international ‘fake news’ grilling that Zuckerberg won’t