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Labour will lose a big chunk of voters if it doesn’t oppose Brexit, a new poll finds

Labour will lose a big chunk of support if it doesn’t oppose Brexit. If there was an election before Brexit, just 19% of people would vote for Labour if it doesn’t oppose Britain’s EU exit, while the Conservatives would be 9 percentage points ahead, a YouGov poll has found. Support for the anti-Brexit Lib Dems would jump to 17%. However,…

Twitter should try a new approach to tackling misinformation already

Addressing the spread of misinformation on Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey told CNN’s Brian Stelter over the weekend that the company isn’t in a hurry to begin proactively taking down fake news posted on its platform. He added that “it would be dangerous for a company like ours to be the arbiters of truth;” this follows Twitter’s temporary suspension of conspiracy…

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Monday. 1. US President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani admitted that a 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer intended to get dirt on Hilary Clinton. The meeting is significant in special counsel Robert Mueller’s look into collusion with Russia before the election. 2. Shots were reportedly fired at the US embassy in Turkey. The incident…

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. 1. Netflix is testing ads for its original content that will play while you binge watch. Netflix users are not pleased, and took to social media this weekend to criticize the move. 2. The EU is drafting regulations to impose fines on firms like Facebook, YouTube, and…

GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy had technical difficulties with his Twitter ‘censorship’ complaint

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) spent his August break traveling across the U.S. to shore up vulnerable House Republicans and, not coincidentally, bolster his bid to take over as leader of the House Republican caucus when Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) steps down, The Washington Post reports. McCarthy is close with President Trump, but he “faces persistent doubts among the…

EU to fine social media platforms that take more than 1 hour to remove extremist content

The European Union is reportedly planning to impose stricter regulations on social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter over the removal of online terrorist propaganda. The Financial Times reported on Sunday that according to new draft regulations to be published next month, the EU plans to impose fines on companies if terrorist content is not deleted within an hour…