Zuckerberg defends Facebook users’ right to be wrong – even Holocaust deniers

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CEO explains decision not to censor conspiracy theories but says the platform will try to ‘reduce distribution of content’

Mark Zuckerberg defended the rights of Facebook users to publish Holocaust denial posts, saying he didn’t “think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong”.

In an interview with Recode published on Wednesday, the CEO also explained Facebook’s decision to allow the far-right conspiracy theory website Infowars to continue using the platform, saying the social network would try to “reduce the distribution of that content”, but would not censor the page.

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The EU fining Google over Android is too little, too late, say experts

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Industry analysts fear action against anti-competitive behaviour will punish consumers more than Google

The European commission has fined Google £3.8bn for anti-competitive behaviour regarding its Android mobile operating system. It’s looking to force the company to cede some control, but is it too little too late?

The record fine is not to be dismissed, but for Google it is the EU’s suggested remedy – the prising loose of its tight grip around Android – that may have the largest impact.

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The EU fining Google over Android is too little, too late, say experts

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Industry analysts fear action against anti-competitive behaviour will punish consumers more than Google

The European commission has fined Google £3.8bn for anti-competitive behaviour regarding its Android mobile operating system. It’s looking to force the company to cede some control, but is it too little too late?

The record fine is not to be dismissed, but for Google it is the EU’s suggested remedy – the prising loose of its tight grip around Android – that may have the largest impact.

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Elon Musk apologises for calling Thai cave rescuer a ‘pedo’

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Tesla billionaire says his remarks about Briton Vernon Unsworth were unjustified

The tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has apologised to a Briton who helped to rescue a group of boys and their football coach from a cave in Thailand last week, after calling him a “pedo” on Twitter.

Vernon Unsworth had said he was considering legal action and was “astonished and very angry” about the slur.

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Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica accessed from Russia, says MP

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Damian Collins questions whether Russians used knowledge to run US election ads

Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica was accessed from Russia, an MP has said.

Damian Collins, who is leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, told CNN that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) had found evidence that files were accessed from Russia and other countries.

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Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica accessed from Russia, says MP

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Damian Collins questions whether Russians used knowledge to run US election ads

Facebook data gathered by Cambridge Analytica was accessed from Russia, an MP has said.

Damian Collins, who is leading a parliamentary inquiry into fake news, told CNN that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) had found evidence that files were accessed from Russia and other countries.

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Tesla investors demand Elon Musk apologize for calling Thailand diver ‘pedo’

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Tesla CEO called immature after attacking Vernon Unsworth, who rescued trapped children

Tesla investors have demanded an apology from CEO Elon Musk after he lashed out at a British cave diver who rescued children in Thailand.

Musk’s posts on Twitter sparked backlash from shareholders and Silicon Valley analysts, who called his behavior immature and an impediment to the car company’s success.

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A different sort of car for Trump’s motorcade | Brief letters

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Next time: the presidential motorcade to be Morris Minor Travellers (Letters, passim).
Jonathan Stanley
Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire

• After the terrible visit of the misogynistic President Trump it was pleasant to see the Guardian celebrating the birthdays of 20 women out of a total of 33 people (14 July).
Ann Lynch
Skipton, North Yorkshire

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