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Is digital currency Libra set to become Facebook’s Midland Bank moment?

Readers with (very) long memories may recall that in 1987 the Saatchi brothers, then running the world’s biggest agency group, announced their intention to take over the UK’s Midland Bank, one of the biggest at the time. The Midland (now ...

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Blue State Digital’s Samir Patel: why the whole world needs proper regulation for Facebook and its rivals

It’s been a hellish few weeks for Facebook. Earlier this month, just 24 hours after announcing its pivot to a more privacy-focused platform in an attempt to reassure an increasingly concerned user base, it was revealed that Facebook’s single biggest ...

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Roy Jeans: why the Cairncross Review into news media is a failure of intent and resolution

Christophe Guilluy’s recently published English-language version of “Twilight of the Elites” focuses on nascent tensions between France’s metropolitan ruling class and the disenfranchised people who live in the countryside outside of France’s “citadels” of power and economic influence. Originally published ...

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The challenges facing Facebook after a year of turmoil – and spectacular growth

By Dino Myers-Lamptey Data breaches, Mark Zuckerberg’s senate appearances, Martin Lewis’ fake news playouts, undermining democracy accusations, tripling tax bills in the UK and paying kids to spy on their mobiles. This doesn’t sound like the achievements of a company ...

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Essence’s Baughan joins agency brain drain to Facebook

Essence CEO EMEA Nick Baughan has joined the agency brain drain to tech/social media, joining Facebook as director of agencies in the UK and Ireland. Baughan (below), who’s worked for GroupM media agencies for 13 years, will be a big ...

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