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UK attorney general plans crackdown on ‘trial by social media’

The UK’s Attorney General is pondering whether to tighten up contempt of court laws and target Facebook and Twitter users who comment about live criminal trials. In a call for evidence made this morning, Jeremy Wright, QC, MP, asked for examples of court cases “in which social media has had an impact” to be forwarded to the Attorney… Read More »

China targets social media in new crackdown

  Chinese social media sites are accused of jeopardising national security China’s largest social media platforms are being investigated for suspected breaches of the nation’s strict cybersecurity laws. The new laws, which critics say seek to control citizens’ access to information, are being rigorously enforced ahead of a planned reshuffle at the top of the Communist Party. According… Read More »

Twitter Suspends 235,000 More Accounts in Terror Crackdown

Twitter’s crackdown on violent extremism has resulted in an additional 235,000 accounts being suspended over the past six months, according to a post today on the company’s blog. The service had become one of several online services used by ISIS to spread propaganda and recruit new members. Twitter responded by increasing the staff on its abuse reporting team… Read More »

Five EU nations agree tax crackdown in wake of Panama leak

Leading financial institutions have welcomed a new crackdown on international tax dodging agreed by Europe’s biggest five economies. Tax and law enforcement agencies in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain have agreed to share data. But critics said it would only work if the US and other nations signed up. Meanwhile, UK Chancellor George Osborne told the… Read More »