Hello and welcome to our weekly travel media and technology bulletin featuring the latest developments on media and technology around the world, published every Tuesday at 06:00 BST.
Facebook CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg, still under siege over the alleged unauthorised use of Facebook users’ data by third parties, is due to appear before two Senate committees in the United States, beginning with the Senate Judiciary and Commerce committees on Tuesday afternoon (local time).
In advance of these hearings Facebook has announced a series of platform and policy changes:
It has removed 70 Facebook and 65 Instagram accounts, and 138 Facebook Pages that were controlled by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (Facebook)
A number of restrictions have been placed on data made available to Facebook apps. Facebook has also disabled the ability to look up users with their e-mail address and phone number. From yesterday, Monday 9 April 2018, Facebook will begin to proactively advise users of the apps they are using and the data they are sharing with these apps. Facebook has also begun to notify some 87 million users that their data may have been shared with Cambridge Analytica. (Facebook)
Facebook has also announced a series of planned measures for increased transparency for political advertisements and pages on the platform. (Facebook)
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