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“RT ” declare : EU tells Facebook to get rid of fake news or face the music — RT Business

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European Commission (EC) has warned Facebook and other social media outlets they should eliminate fake news or face legal action from Brussels, the Financial Times reports.
The EC is to “follow closely” steps taken by the social media, according to Ansip’s spokesperson.
It was common to think that the role of quality media would decrease and the role of social media would increase, and be more important.
Ansip did not specify the measures the European Commission could take should it be unsatisfied.
The warning follows a wave of fake news stories posted on Facebook that went viral during the US presidential elections.

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Hrivnak leaves her position as director of Music partnerships at YouTube and Google Play to lead Facebook’s global Music strategy and business development.
Facebook appears to be gearing up its challenge to the Music steaming industry after poaching one of YouTube’s key Music directors in Tamara Hrivnak.
Prior to joining Google in 2011, Hrivnak served as vice president of digital strategy and business affairs for Warner/Chappell Music.
Music is important and it matters – it connects us and binds us to times, places, feelings and friends,” said Hrivnak.
In an effort to curtail the issue, Facebook announced in December 2016 that it was developing a content ID system to stem Music infringement and it is likely that Hrivnak role will oversee this.
Facebook hires key YouTube music exec to lead its global music strategy

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Facebook has a new music boss: here’s her to-do list

Facebook has hired YouTube executive Tamara Hrivnak to be its new music licensing boss.
Hrivnak will also have a key role to play in figuring out where else music fits in with Facebook.
not user-uploaded) music videos with labels.
With most labels holding off posting full music videos to Facebook until deals are in place, there remains an opportunity to make it a healthy (but importantly, a monetised) new distribution channel.
Now she’s moving to Facebook at a critical time for its relationships with the music industry.
Facebook has a new music boss: here’s her to-do list


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