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Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Technology
Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says "spread hate".The ban includes the British National Party and Nick Griffin, the English Defence League and the National Front. The list also includes Britain First, which was already banned, but this latest action will prohibit support for it on any of the US firm's services.It said it had taken the action because those involved had proclaimed a "violent or hateful mission"."Individuals and organisations who spread hate, or attack or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are, have no place on Facebook," the social network added in a statement. The ban includes:...
'Bullying tactics' by tech market leaders harms consumers

'Bullying tactics' by tech market leaders harms consumers

Technology
By Rowland Manthorpe, technology correspondent The increasing dominance of tech giants "is limiting competition and consumer choice and innovation", a new independent review has warned the government.However, the review's lead author stopped short of supporting Senator Elizabeth Warren's plan to split up the tech companies, saying the UK "can do better". Former Barack Obama economic adviser Jason Furman was asked by the Treasury in September 2018 to lead an investigation into competition in the digital marketplace.His review, which is published today, concluded that the lack of competition for tech monopolies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google was harming consumers. Image: Former Obama economic adviser Jason F...
Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions narrow gap on leaders to four points

Manchester City 2-1 Liverpool: Champions narrow gap on leaders to four points

Sports
Manchester City reignited the Premier League title race as they ended Liverpool's 20-game unbeaten start to the season to reduce their lead at the top of the table to four points.Pep Guardiola's hosts knew nothing less than a win at Etihad Stadium would do on a Thursday night riddled with tension that produced a game that was frenetic if not a classic.Leroy Sane produced the decisive moment 18 minutes from time as he collected Raheem Sterling's pass to fire across Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, after it had seemed like Roberto Firmino's stooping header would maintain the visitors' unbeaten sequence. Sergio Aguero had earlier given City the lead with a rising, near-post drive just before the in...
Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Brexit: Business leaders call for second EU vote

Business
More than 70 business leaders have signed a letter to the Sunday Times calling for a public vote on the UK's Brexit deal.The chief executive of Waterstones and former Sainsbury's boss Justin King are among those saying a "destructive hard Brexit" will damage the UK economy.A group called Business for a People's Vote will launch on Thursday.A Downing Street source told the BBC the Prime Minister was clear that there would be no new referendum.The letter was coordinated by The People's Vote campaign, which wants a ballot on whether to accept the terms of the UK's departure from the European Union. Richard Reed, co-founder of Innocent Drinks and Martha Lane Fox, the founder of Lastminute.com - who both campaigned for Remain - signed...