Freddy Mayhew

October 16, 2017

IPSO rejects complaint from sister of London Bridge attack pint runner over use of Facebook post

A woman who shared a viral image of her brother calmly fleeing the London Bridge terror attack with a pint of beer has complained its […]
October 11, 2017

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley: Defining Google and Facebook as publishers could impact civil liberties

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has hailed the internet a “force for good” as she warned against using heavy legislation against online platforms such as Facebook. […]
October 10, 2017

Ofcom chief 'absolutely confident' Murdoch Sky would not undermine broadcasting standards

Ofcom chief executive Sharon White has said she is “absolutely confident” her body was right to say that Rupert Murdoch’s planned purchase of Sky would […]
October 9, 2017

Ofcom clears Al Jazeera of anti-Semitism over probe into Israeli lobbying of Parliament

Broadcast regulator Ofcom has dismissed a number of complaints against Al Jazeera English over its undercover documentary series investigating the influence of the Israel lobby […]
October 5, 2017

Facebook admits to £842m turnover in the UK in 2016 – but true figure likely to be much higher

Facebook reported turnover of £842m in the UK in 2016, up 300 per cent on the previous year, new financial figures show. Accounts filed with […]
October 4, 2017

Ad-blocking company claims to be 'outfoxing' Facebook in game of 'cat and mouse' over ads

Adblock Plus, the popular online ad-blocking software, has said it is “outfoxing” Facebook by blocking adverts on the social network in an ongoing game of […]
September 28, 2017

Nick Robinson says BBC should engage 'dissident voices' as he warns of online 'guerrilla war' against the media

The BBC’s Nick Robinson has warned that ongoing attacks on the media are part of a “guerrilla war being fought on social media” and said […]
September 27, 2017

BBC says Kuenssberg will not speak at Tory conference after Canary story suggesting otherwise

The BBC has said political editor Laura Kuenssberg is not speaking at the Conservative Party conference next week after left-leaning news website The Canary said […]
September 25, 2017

Full Fact director says UK law-change needed to underpin Facebook pledge to tackle 'dark' political ads

The director of UK fact-checking charity Full Fact has welcomed Facebook’s pledge to increase transparency around political advertising on its platform as “good news”. Will […]
September 14, 2017

Report warns publishers not to 'outsource' their future to Google and Facebook because of low revenue share

A report into how existing news publishers make money through Facebook has found that the revenue they earn directly from the social network “will not […]
September 13, 2017

Twitter co-founder: Ad-driven media churning out content for clicks is 'dumbing entire world down'

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has blamed an “ad-driven media that churns stuff out on a minute by minute basis” and measures success in “clicks” for […]
September 12, 2017

Coroner takes action after Press Gazette flags failure to inform journalists of London terrorists' inquest

Southwark Coroners’ Court has “taken steps to improve press notifications” after Press Gazette raised concerns that no journalists were informed of the opening of the […]
September 12, 2017

Coroner takes action after Press Gazette flags failure to inform journalists of London terrorists' inquest

Southwark Coroners’ Court has “taken steps to improve press notifications” after Press Gazette raised concerns that no journalists were informed of the opening of the […]