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Google chief denies political bias claims

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Pichai said Google steered clear of "political bias" Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians.Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having "programmed" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had "issues" with
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UK shares slip amid Brexit political turmoil

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The UK stock market has gone into reverse amid the political fall-out from Theresa May's Brexit plan.The FTSE 100 share index has fallen 0.7% to 6,987.88, with shares in UK-focused stocks such as banks and housebuilders continuing to slide.However, the pound - which suffered its biggest fall for two years on Thursday - has stabilised.Sterling was up 0.8% against the dollar at $1.2873, while it
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Facebook delays mandatory political ad ID checks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption UK politicians want to quiz Facebook about political ads and disinformation Facebook has delayed plans to make people who buy political adverts verify their identity. In a statement, it said the delay was necessary because some people were trying to "game" its ID system.Weaknesses were exposed by news companies who posed as US politicians, terror groups and other banned organisations. When the initiative
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ABC chair resigns over Australian political interference claims

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has resigned following allegations of political interference.Justin Milne resigned from the national broadcaster amid reports he had asked for journalists to be fired because their reporting was disliked by the Australian government.The government has denied pressuring the broadcaster over its staff.ABC's managing director Michelle Guthrie was fired on Monday.Mr Milne said there had been no interference from Canberra,
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Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Facebook employees advised Donald Trump's election campaign managers Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced.The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns.Donald Trump's digital director for the 2016 presidential election has said Facebook's assistance helped him win.Facebook said rival
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US mid-terms: The political storm brewing in Arizona

[ad_1] Image caption Republican Martha McSally will face off against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in November It is sunset in Arizona and Mother Nature is cracking her knuckles as a summer storm rolls over the desert.Face the east and between blasts of forked lightning the sky is midnight-black. Turn around and the sun's dying rays burst from a bright blue gap in the clouds over the Tucson Mountains.The electric air smells
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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa believes political faction tried to kill him

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMnangagwa: Criminal will be hounded down, but Zimbabwe is safeThe President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, said he suspects a group linked to the former first lady was behind an attempt on his life.Two people died and more than 40 were hurt in an explosion near Mr Mnangagwa at a rally in Bulawayo on Saturday.Mr Mnangagwa told the BBC's Fergal Keane that