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19th Feb 2019

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Facebook promises political ad revamp for EU elections

Facebook has promised to step up political advertising transparency ahead of the European Parliament elections in May. In a statement on Monday, the tech giant promised "new tools to help prevent foreign interference in the upcoming elections and make political advertising on Facebook more transparent", including pre-authorisation for advertisers and a searchable advert library, revealing who was behind it, the cost, and number of readers and their demographics.

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British MPs condemn Facebook CEO's misrule

Cambridge Analytica scandal exposed "profound failure of governance within Facebook", British MPs said, while blaming Zuckerberg for his contempt for democratic scrutiny.

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EU's chance to step up on Hungary and Poland

Viktor Orban of Hungary and Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski seem to share the idea that the rights of some may come at the expense of the rights of others, and public institutions should serve the majority, and not all citizens.

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ESA pushback against new EU space agency plan

The European Space Agency, which is independent of the EU, has asked the European Commission not to rename an EU agency as the similar-sounding European Union Agency for the Space Programme.

Sluggish procedure against Hungary back on table

EU probes into Hungary and Poland on rule of law and democracy are back on the agenda of EU affairs ministers - but with little guidance from the Romanian presidency, without a clear idea where the procedures are headed.

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