In a report on its investigation into misinformation campaigns, the U.K. Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport found Facebook violated privacy and competition rules, the Guardian reports. The committee alleges Facebook obstructed its probe on “fake news” and failed to stop efforts from Russia to influence elections. The report called for Facebook to be subject to statutory regulations based on the committee’s findings. Facebook U.K. Public Policy Manager Karim Palant said the company was “pleased to have made a significant contribution” to the committee’s investigation. “We are open to meaningful regulation and support the committee’s recommendation for electoral law reform.” Editor's Note: Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of the Guardian, will provide a keynote address at the IAPP Data Protection Intensive: UK, March 13 in London.
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