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Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to meet with Facebook over Australian news ban, reports say

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has requested a meeting with Facebook after the social media giant banned news on its platform in Australia, according to reports. Facebook on Thursday began removing news content from its platform in Australia due to a bill they say “fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers.” The ban not […]

Culture secretary

Culture Secretary appoints Blondel Cluff CBE as chair of National Lottery Community Fund

In this role, she will set the long-term strategic direction of the UK’s largest funder of community activities, working with charities to enable people and communities to thrive. In 2020, it distributed over £650m, thanks to National Lottery players, supporting over 13,000 community groups as part of the coronavirus response. Recipients ranged from radio shows […]