The United Nations is launching ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.
Snapchat has announced it will stop “promoting” the account of US president Donald Trump on the image messaging platform, as tensions between White House and social media platforms escalates.
The World Federation of Advertisers has launched a guide for brands on data ethics in advertising, designed to provide clear actions and practical guidance to some of the world’s biggest companies.
Twitter has flagged down one of Donald Trump’s tweets after the president wrote “When the looting starts, shooting starts” in response to violent protests over the death of a black man in Minneapolis.
During the second year of GDPR there was an increased trend in the creation of new digital consent notices by companies globally, growing overall by 40%, indicating that more companies are placing an emphasis on having processes in place to capture customer consent online, according to new research.
Donald Trump has threatened to “strongly regulate” or close down social media companies after Twitter flagged two of his tweets to a fact-checking page.
The UK government has confirmed that its smartphone app for tracking people who have been in contact with Covid-19 patients will not be ready for 1 June, when the next stage of the relaxation of lockdown is due to begin.
UK businesses are struggling to access the financial support they need to survive the COVID-19 pandemic, new research has found.
Lord Alan Sugar has been found in breach of advertising guidelines, with the UK ad watchdog forcing him to remove a tweet promoting a teeth whitening product.
The UK government is building a second smartphone app to track the spread of COVID-19, after the first app currently being tested in the Isle of Wight faced criticism over its effectiveness.
The UK is currently testing its COVID-19 tracing app on the Isle of Wight, a vital tool to help stem the spread of the virus. But is it effective? Does it stay on in the background? Does it stop false reporting? Technology and message recovery service Reincubate were able to get an early view into the app ahead of it going live in the UK.
The Independent is participating in the Google News Initiative (GNI) Subscriptions Lab programme.
Trade association IAB Europe has launch of its new Digital Advertising Effectiveness Measurement Framework, in a bid to create more standardised metrics across the industry.
Burger King has been forced to stop showing adverts for its new Rebel Whopper burger after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) deemed them misleading.
Broadcasters and content creators have been urged to consider the accessibility of their critical communications following the outbreak of coronavirus.
The UK government is launching a contact-tracing app to track the spread of coronavirus, letting users self-report if they develop symptom and alert anyone who’s been in their vicinity before the symptoms manifested, in a bid to halt the spread.
Apple and Google have announced they are working together to create contact tracing technology aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus.
A staggering 93% of people think that brands that are deliberately misleading their customers online should face harsher penalties and that the practice should be made illegal.
Digital payment methods such as Venmo and PayPal continue to gain popularity among consumers. More than three-quarters of digital payment users (79%) report using these platforms at least once a month despite security concerns.