• Facebook Accused Of Being Unclear On Fake News Clampdown
    The European Commission is accusing Facebook of not being transparent on the numbers on their clampdown on fake news ahead of May's EU parliamentary elections, "The Guardian" reveals.
  • Global To Reduce Local Radio News Content
    Global is to roll out national news bulletins across its network of regional radio stations at the same time as cutting local news content, Press Gazette reveals.
  • TikTok To Verify Ages, But Only In The US
    Although TikTok has been found guilty of knowingly allowing underage children to be on its Musical.ly app, resulting in a fine in the US of $5.7m, the social media giant is only going to bring in age verification checks in the US, not other large markets, such as the UK, the BBC reports.
  • Consumers Are Unconfident As Brexit Looms
    British consumer confidence remains low but stable, according to the latest GfK research in "Marketing Week." The researchers believe the continued negative, but stable, lack of consumer confidence is the result of the public waiting on the result of Brexit negotiations.
  • BT Has Another Ad Banned By The ASA
    BT has suffered yet another upheld complaint against its advertising, "Campaign" reports. This time the ad, which cannot be run again, made claims about the power of its wifi signal. The company told the ASA this was based on internal research but the watchdog decided the claim could not be substantiated. This is the seventh complaint it has upheld against BT in the past four years.
  • MediaMonks Moves In Opposite WPP Agency
    Coincidence or a planned move? Media Monks, owned by Sir Martin Sorrell's S4C, has set up office in Clerkenwell directly opposite WPP's AKQA, "Campaign" reveals.
  • TripAdvisor Reviews Global Media Account
    "Campaign" believes that TripAdvisor has called a global media review. The UK account is currently placed with All Response Media. It is believed the pitch process is in the RFI stage.
  • Publicis Media Begins Move To Former BBC Television Centre
    Publicis Media's move to White City has begun, "Campaign" reports. The first staff from Starcom and Spark Foundry moved into the refurbished offices at the former BBC Television Centre over the weekend. By the end of March, some 6,000 members of staff will have made the switch to the new base.
  • Tommy Robinson Banned From Facebook
    Far-right protestor Tommy Robinson has been banned from Facebook. The BBC reports that the social media site took the decision because there were several posts that broke its rules and he was believed to be too heavily involved in hate speech. The site has told the BBC the right-wing campaigner will not be allowed back on the site.
  • BBC And ITV Join Up To Take On Netflix With Britbox
    ITV and the BBC have announced that they are in the final stages of agreeing to a Britbox streaming service, which is likely to take on Netflix as soon as the latter half of this year, "The Mirror" reveals.
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