The proposed move was both ridiculed and condemned by MPs, the fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi and human-rights campaigners Newcastle United were on Friday accused of an act of “monumental trolling” over a new Saudi Arabia-style kit – as plans for them to launch one unravelled spectacularly.
MPs are calling for tougher legislation to protect young social media influencers - and their followers - from exploitation. The rise of influencer culture online has brought significant new opportunities for those working in the creative industries and a boost to the UK economy, said a report by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee.
The rise of online influencers has exposed regulatory gaps which leave children at risk of exploitation and unacceptable compliance with advertising rules, a new report from MPs says. A report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee on influencer culture has called on the Government to strengthen employment and advertising laws to protect children – both as viewers and influencers – and online performers.
Tory MP Julian Knight, chair of the DCMS Committee, said 'inaction' had left regulations behind the times in a digital world Young social media stars are at risk of exploitation as the Government has failed to update and bolster advertising and employment laws, MPs have warned.
Did Left-wing activists sway a BBC report on Angela Rayner? Article headline on Labour deputy's 'leg-crossing comments' was changed to mention party 'dismissing Tory claims'
BBC article changed to add Rayner's 'smear' claims, a more palatable alternative The BBC is suspected by many of anti-Tory bias - with latest suggestion last week Left-wing activists took to Twitter to lambast Corporation for original headline Commons media committee chair Julian Knight said: 'This is very telling'
Julian Knight says current laws were built for 'last century' and allow social media to 'run roughshod' over the electoral process “Unfair” and “farcical” election regulations should be overhauled to ensure Twitter plays by the same rules as the media, say senior political figures.
The tech magnate was invited to tell MPs about his plans for Twitter British lawmakers have called on billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to give testimony about his planned $44 billion purchase of Twitter, asking him to detail his vision for the social media giant. The request was made public early on Wednesday morning by MP Julian Knight, who chairs the UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
UK MPs have invited Elon Musk to parliament so they can quiz him about his planned purchase of Twitter. The Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it wanted to hear more about the billionaire's plans to balance "free speech" with "obligations to protect Twitter's users".
Tesla tycoon Elon Musk is buying the social media network for £34.5billion in a deal he hailed as a boost for free speech - but critics are worried about online safety Elon Musk could be hauled before MPs to give evidence about his plans for Twitter. The Tesla tycoon is buying the social media network for £34.5billion in a deal hailed as a boost for free speech.
Chelsea bidder Todd Boehly is aiming to keep both Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia at Stamford Bridge. Boehly’s consortium has been selected as the preferred candidate to take over Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, who put the club up for sale before he was sanctioned by the UK government.
Tesla billionaire invited to attend hearing of digital and culture committee Elon Musk has been asked to attend a hearing of the UK parliament to explain his plans for Twitter. The billionaire bought the influential social network for $44 billion USD last month and has said he could change some of its policies.
MPs invite Elon Musk to Parliament for a grilling over his planned £34.5billion Twitter take-over and how the world's richest man plans to defend free speech
Julian Knight has invited the billionaire Tesla boss to London to be grilled Musk agreed a £34.5 billion takeover deal with the Twitter board last month Mr Knight previously invited Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to attend committee MPs have made an audacious bid to question Elon Musk in Parliament over his purchase of Twitter.
A group of MPs have invited Elon Musk to give evidence to a parliamentary committee about his proposed takeover of Twitter. Conservative MP, Julian Knight, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, has written to the billionaire Tesla boss asking him to appear to discuss his plans for the site in ‘more depth’.