The absolute power of technological corporations, which hold personal data of hundreds of millions of users around the world, successfully opposed to government regulation of China, Germany and the EU in General. Especially notable is the confrontation with Facebook, top managers used the data of users in the commercial and political purposes, has made some scandalous leaks of personal data and turned a blind eye to monetization lies. In the past the company was only a small fine and an apology in the media, but the situation began to change shortly after the scandal with the exposure of corporations cooperation with the NSA. The parliaments of various countries began to develop their own legislation relating to the “digital sovereignty”. But legal pressure was preceded by strengthening internal codes of the companies.
Restrictions will affect not only data storage, but also to benefit from misinformation. Legislators impressed “Macedonian case”: hundreds of teenagers and then were able to earn tens of thousands of dollars by creating websites, where they spread lies about election campaign trump and spinning them using paid advertising on Facebook. For example, the site ConservativeState.com published a detailed note like Hillary Clinton in 2013 wanted to see trump in the White house because he is “the most honest and cannot be bought.” The material attracted a record half a million reposts in social networks.
The German Bundestag has approved a bill that would force Facebook and other resources with an audience of over two million delete posts containing illegal content. Illegal content is considered to be the record, inciting hatred, defamation, insults to the religion, and violates the privacy of others. For any failure to remove such records within 24 hours from the time of publication, the company will face a fine of up to EUR 50 million. To monitor complaints, Facebook had to expand the staff. The law was adopted on the initiative of the then Minister of justice Heiko Masa (Heiko Maas) and supported by the deputies were part of the ruling coalition of CDU/CSU and the Social democratic party (SPD). The social network is experiencing problems in Britain: there Facebook was fined £500 million ($644 thousand) for the cooperation with the British company Cambridge Analytica, which led to the leak of personal data of users.
It is also noted that Facebook gave app developers access to the data people “without explicit consent”. The total number of users whose data was unlawfully transferred to a third party, amounted to 87 million
Facebook fall for each other left the creators of the popular services that was bought by Zuckerberg. We are talking about WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus. Zuckerberg is experiencing a very difficult time trying to pre-empt the emergence of “fake news”. May 22 this year mark Zuckerberg answered questions of European parliamentarians who are concerned about how data collection of social network users on the background of the scandal with Cambridge Analytica, and the Russian intervention in elections in the United States and other countries.
The social network came up with the button to determine fake content, which reportedly “helps to detect and remove the news are started by trolls”. Initially, this measure to combat the false news has been tested in Anglo-Saxon countries: the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Ireland, then spread to the Hispanic sector (Argentina, Mexico, Colombia). Recently, Mark Zuckerberg announced that special trust indicators (Trust Indicators) be available in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. By clicking this button, the user can obtain policy information site at which information seemed suspicious to him, and read the description of the source of information, its ethical norms and even find information about the owner of this video.
In December, a new scandal — the British Parliament has published the internal emails of companies owned by Mark Zuckerberg and his top managers. In a letter to Zuckerberg admits that the interests of the world may differ from the interests of Facebook and encourages its managers “to act without regard to anyone”.
According to Morgan Stanley, during the current year the social network has lost almost three million users in Europe. In the near future of Facebook may take about one million European users because of the acceptance in Europe of the law on protection of personal data GDPR, Campaign reports, citing a study by Morgan Stanley. After the close of trading on July the share price of Facebook fell by 20%, says Campaing, despite the fact that the company reported the increase of revenues by 42% or $of 13.23 billion in the second quarter.
It seems that the position of the popular social network is getting worse every month. The former head of GCHQ of Britain, Robert hannigan said that the Facebook company could pose a threat to democracy, if the activity will not be monitored and adjusted. Reported by the BBC. The scout has the facts trade personal data of users of the social network. Specialists of the Center managed to intercept information about what Facebook has offered Netflix and Airbnb access to information about subscribers of the social network. Hannigan has approved the initiative of the British Parliament, which made about 200 proposals for draft laws to take control of Facebook in the UK. It also calls on other governments to join in this crusade.
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