Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

The UK’s inquiry into fake news is focused on a long-dead bikini-finding app

The UK’s inquiry into fake news is focused on a long-dead bikini-finding app

On Saturday, the Observer published an article describing a rather incredible caper that took place in the United Kingdom. As part of an ongoing inquiry into fake news, Parliament seized a cache of documents obtained during legal discovery in a case mounted by an app developer against Facebook in an unrelated matter in the United States.

Carole Cadwalladr, who rose to prominence this year as one of the journalists who broke the Cambridge Analytica story, has the tale:

Damian Collins, the chair of the culture, media and sport select committee, invoked a rare parliamentary mechanism to compel the founder of a US software company, Six4Three, to hand over the documents during a business trip to London. In another exceptional move,…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/27/18114040/uk-fake-news-inquiry-pikini-observer-cadwalladr

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