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Facebook vows action against QAnon as it 'mutates' onto legitimate Facebook groups, Clegg says

By Matthew Newman
  • 29 Sep 2020 14:47
  • 29 Sep 2020 15:12
Facebook pledged to continue its clampdown on the QAnon conspiracy group as it faces criticism that QAnon remains active on the social-media platform despite a crack-down last month, a senior Facebook official said today.

“Do I think we continually need to be vigilant and that we don't catch everything? Yes, I think that's inevitable,”

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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