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Newspaper headlines: Online ‘crackdown’ and election prediction

Newspaper headlines: Online ‘crackdown’ and election prediction By BBC News Staff Image caption The i leads on calls for a “crackdown” on tech giants as part of the “battle against fake news”. A new regulator for online platforms to ensure they root out false reports is among the recommendations in a government review into the future of the UK news industry. Image caption The Telegraph’s front page also reports on calls for more regulation of social media companies. The paper says the NSPCC wants to see criminal sanctions and unlimited…

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Crime prediction software ‘adopted by 14 UK police forces’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Liberty is concerned the software’s predictions are based on biased data At least 14 UK police forces have made use of crime-prediction software or plan to do so, according to Liberty. The human rights group said it had sent a total of 90 Freedom of Information requests out last year to discover which forces used the technology. It believes the programs involved can lead to biased policing strategies that unfairly focus on ethnic minorities and lower-income communities. And it said there had been a…

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