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2019 Elections: Facebook To Toughen Advertising Rules For Nigeria

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Facebook has announced that it will extend some of its political advertising rules and tools for curbing election interference to Nigeria. Facebook also said the advertising rules and tools will be extended to India, Ukraine and the European Union before significant votes in the next few months. Facebook’s director of global politics and outreach, Katie Harbath, in an interview with Reuters said from Wednesday in Nigeria, only advertisers located in the country will be able to run…

Data Leak: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Apologises To EU Lawmakers

Facebook boss, Mark Zuckerberg, on Tuesday apologised to European Union lawmakers for a massive data leak. Zuckerberg gave the apology in his latest attempt to draw a line under a scandal that has rocked the world’s biggest social media network. He agreed to meet leaders of the European Parliament to answer questions about how political consultancy Cambridge Analytica improperly got hold of the personal data of 87 million Facebook users. Included in the data was up to 2.7 million in the EU. He said Facebook had…

Catalonia Ex-leader Carles Puigdemont’s Arrest In Germany Sparks Mass Protests

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court Monday following his arrest in Germany which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia where thousands of separatists faced off with police. German police arrested Puigdemont on Sunday, after he crossed the border from Denmark, under a European warrant issued by Spain. The arrest comes five months after Puigdemont went on the run as Spanish prosecutors sought to charge him with sedition and rebellion in the wake of a vote by the Catalan parliament to…
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