Watchdog that could rein in the tech giants

Watchdog that could rein in the tech giants: New UK digital regulator might have power to suspend or reverse anti-competitive action Digital regulator could investigate Google’s algorithms, says Oliver Dowden Concerns they disproportionately direct enquiries to Left-leaning news sites  The Digital Markets Unit (DMU) has already begun work on a code of conduct By Paul … Read more

Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ BBC mockery of minister’s union flag

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ mockery of minister’s union flag and Queen portrait by BBC presenters during interview Oliver Dowden joined criticism of BBC hosts mockery of minister’s union flag Culture Secretary said sometimes the comments descended into ‘sneering’  Government issued guidance for union flags to be flown on buildings every day  By James … Read more

Oliver Dowden says Government is considering Covid ‘certificates’

The Culture Secretary today said coronavirus ‘certificates’ were being considered as a way of getting people back to large events this summer – but sparked confusion when he failed to answer how many fans would be allowed in stadiums.  Oliver Dowden said ministers were reviewing the possibility of introducing a document providing proof that a person … Read more

Minister ‘to use Premier League footballers to encourage under-30s to get Covid vaccines’

Have a shot! Ministers ‘to use Premier League footballers to encourage under-30s to get Covid vaccines’ amid fears many don’t see virus as a threat Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has written to clubs to ask for their support Experts fear young Britons are less likely to turn up for vaccines than others Those under-30 are … Read more

Channel 4 chief calls for regulation of social media as a ‘huge danger’ to young

The boss of Channel 4 has called for the regulation of ‘partisan’ social media and claimed that online content can pose a ‘huge danger’ to young people.  Chief executive Alex Mahon yesterday told an event for the release of a report on levels of public trust that political polarisation is being fuelled by social media … Read more

Channel 4 chief calls for regulation of ‘partisan’ social media

The boss of Channel 4 today called for the regulation of ‘partisan’ social media and claimed that online content can pose a ‘huge danger’ to young people.  Chief executive Alex Mahon told an event for the release of a report on levels of public trust that political polarisation is being fuelled by social media content … Read more

Oliver Dowden says museums must not be ‘pushed around’ by campaigners

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden warns UK museums must not allow themselves to be ‘pushed around by the zeitgeist of the day’ as he says some institutions feel ‘bullied’ by left-wing campaigners Oliver Dowden said museums cannot be ‘pushed around by zeitgeist of the day’ He said ‘principal duty’ of museums is to ‘preserve and conserve … Read more

Museums, theatres and concert halls will be given £410m lifeline to help them stay afloat

£410m lifeline for arts venues: Museums, theatres and concert halls will be given budget bailout to help them stay afloat until Covid restrictions are lifted Theatres, museums and live music venues to be handed £410million lifeline Rishi Sunak said the support was in recognition of the arts being a ‘significant driver of economic activity’ Mr … Read more

Museums, theatres and concert halls will be given £410m lifeline to help them stay afloat

£410m lifeline for arts venues: Museums, theatres and concert halls will be given budget bailout to help them stay afloat until Covid restrictions are lifted Theatres, museums and live music venues to be handed £410million lifeline Rishi Sunak said the support was in recognition of the arts being a ‘significant driver of economic activity’ Mr … Read more

Oliver Dowden issues warning to Facebook after Australia row

Oliver Dowden warns Facebook’s Sir Nick Clegg the social media giant must not deploy the ‘nuclear option’ of turning off newsfeeds in Britain as it did in Australia over competition row Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden spoke to Facebook’s Sir Nick Clegg last night  Came after Facebook’s decision to temporarily turn off newsfeeds in Australia Mr … Read more