Time to break up social media firms? MPs and activists on the threat to democracy from online disinformation

John Leonard
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Western democracy is under severe threat from autocratic regimes' use of Facebook and Twitter

A gathering of MPs, lawyers,  journalists and internet activists in London Tuesday night heard multiple calls for social media platforms to be held accountable for attacks on the democratic process...

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