Tuesday

21st Nov 2017

Ticker

UK asks Facebook for Russian data on Brexit vote

Damian Collins, a British MP who chairs parliament's culture committee, has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking for information on "advertising and pages by Russian-linked accounts in the lead-up to and during" the Brexit referendum in 2016. The 19 October letter, part of a committee probe into fake news, comes after Facebook and Google said Russian state-linked clients paid for services to help sway US elections last year.

Opinion

EU must confront Poland and Hungary

Curtailing NGOs and threatening judicial independence are the hallmarks of developing-world dictators and authoritarian strongmen, not a free and pluralistic European Union.

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

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