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Rishi Sunak is facing his first defeat in the House of Commons over the online safety bill and plans to fine social media bosses rather than jailing them for failing to protect children from harmful content. Labour has vowed to back an amendment already supported by nearly 50 Conservative MPs that would see social media company directors facing up to...
clean energy breakthrough

Clean energy breakthrough delivers carbon-free energy supply

On 5 December, scientists in the US successfully completed a nuclear fusion experiment with a net energy gain. Experts believe that this clean energy breakthrough could deliver a "clean energy source that could revolutionise the world". Researchers revealed at a...

Big tech job cuts continue as Meta set to lay off 11,000

Having spent billions on research and development in the process of the creation of the metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that the company intends to lay off more than...

Truss’s phone hacked by Russia – calls for urgent investigation

“Extremely serious” and “concerning” reports that Liz Truss’s phone was hacked by Russia must be investigated say Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Truss’s personal phone was allegedly hacked by Russian...

Parliament quits TikTok over security fears, No 10 urged to follow suit

UK Parliament has ditched its TikTok account and deleted all content just a week after it launched, following China’s decision to sanction some MPs and peers. Downing Street and all...

Government’s flagship online safety bill may be sunk by next PM

The government’s flagship online safety bill - designed to protect children from harm - faces being scrapped due to a lack of Commons time and more Tory infighting. Online safety campaigners fear the next prime...

Priti Patel approves Julian Assange’s extradition to US ‘hell hole’

Julian Assange can be extradited to the US after UK home secretary Priti Patel approved the request. Wikileaks – the organisation founded by Assange - immediately confirmed it will appeal against the decision, calling it...
Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg to step down as Meta COO after 14 years

Sheryl Sandberg joined Facebook to "be the adult in the room" back in 2008. Since then, she has overseen astronomical growth in profits, particularly in advertising revenue, but she has also been in the...

MPs want Elon Musk at parliament to explain plans for Twitter

MPs have invited billionaire Elon Musk to give evidence to a parliament committee about his plans for Twitter. Concerns have been raised over Musk’s intent to champion “free speech” on the platform as well...
Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill to be presented in Parliament today

Today, the government will finally introduce the long-awaited Online Safety Bill into Parliament. The legislation is to tackle harmful online content and introduces tough sanctions for big tech corporations for failing to cooperate with...