Facebook and Google news should be regulated, Cairncross Review says

A regulator should oversee tech giants like Google and Facebook to ensure their news content is trustworthy, a government-backed report has suggested.

The Cairncross Review into the future of UK news said such sites should help users identify fake news and “nudge people towards news of high quality”.

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The review also said Ofcom should assess the BBC’s impact on online news on other providers.

In addition, the report called for a new Institute for Public Interest News.

Such a body, it said, could work in a similar way to the Arts Council, channelling public and private funding to “those parts of the industry it deemed most worthy of support”.

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They’d just put a fox in charge of the hen house anyway.

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