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Facebook faces backlash over £7.4m UK tax bill

Facebook faces backlash over £7.4m UK tax bill

Technology
The chancellor is under growing pressure to impose tougher taxes on multinational firms following the publication of Facebook's latest UK accounts. Documents released on Monday showed the company paid a net £7.4m in corporation tax last year after an £8.4m credit for staff share awards cut the total from £15.8m.Facebook had booked a 7.5% increase in pre-tax profits to £62.8m on revenues of almost £1.3bn - up almost a third on 2016.It pointed to damage to profitability from a £759m cost of sales and £444m in "administrative expenses" that were not explained.Facebook - like other US-based international companies - point out that taxes paid are within the legal frameworks of the nations in which they operate.There have been multilateral effor...
Scarlett Moffatt left 'crying her eyes out' after vicious Love Island backlash

Scarlett Moffatt left 'crying her eyes out' after vicious Love Island backlash

Entertainment
Ant McPartlin's Saturday Night Takeaway co-host appeared on the ITV2 spin-off on Sunday night to talk about the hit show with host Caroline Flack.However, no sooner was she on air did viewers race to Twitter to comment on her weight as well as an impossible-to-miss Scarlett Moffatt wardrobe malfunction.After seeing the vicious tweets, the former Gogglebox star took to the official Scarlett Moffatt Twitter account to reveal she's terrified about going back on camera incase she's slated once more.Speaking frankly, Scarlett, who was caught out earlier this year for faking her fitness DVD, said: "I'm honestly ashamed of some people on here."Hard to pretend I’m ok and be a good role model to others about how it’s ok to just [be] you when the comments from grown adults o...
Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3

Technology
Sony chiefs are under pressure to respond to complaints about "cross-play" restrictions imposed on Fortnite.Gamers have discovered that if they had first played the title on a PlayStation console, they are unable to use the same Fortnite account with the newly released Nintendo Switch edition.This prevents them from being able to make use of outfits and other in-game purchases and rewards they had accrued.There is no such limitation when moving between the Xbox One and Switch.Gamers were already unable to share a Fortnite account between Microsoft and Sony's platforms. But the appeal of the Switch is that its portable nature allows owners to play when away from home, and...
Spotify axes R Kelly from playlists amid backlash

Spotify axes R Kelly from playlists amid backlash

Technology
R&B singer R Kelly's music will no longer feature on Spotify's curated playlists under the streaming service's new policy on hate content and hateful conduct. On Thursday, the music app said it would no longer promote the I Believe I Can Fly singer's songs in its editorial or algorithmic playlists.It comes following a string of sexual misconduct allegations against the 51-year-old, who has strongly denied any wrongdoing.Spotify told Billboard: "We are removing R Kelly's music from all Spotify owned and operated playlists and algorithmic recommendations such as Discover Weekly."His music will still be available on the service, but Spotify will not actively promote it."We don't censor content because of an artist's or creator's behavior, but we want our editorial decisions - ...
Noel Edmonds 'negative thoughts cause cancer' comment sparks backlash

Noel Edmonds 'negative thoughts cause cancer' comment sparks backlash

Entertainment
Noel Edmonds cancer comments have landed the Deal or No Deal presenter in very hot water on Twitter.The presenting stalwart has become known in recent years for being very outspoken on a range of topics – such as his call to scrap TV licences – and he has landed himself in the firing line once more.In 2016, he posted a controversial tweet in response to a cancer patient – he said that the disease was caused by a "negative attitude".At the time, Noel clashed with Phillip Schofield on This Morning after revealing his medicine to battle prostate cancer was little more than a yoga mat and positive mindset.He also said being a victim of fraud, which led him to attempt suicide after his business was destroyed, left him with "negative forces" that "imp