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Black barrister to lead independent police oversight board

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Police chiefs hoping to pull themselves out of a race crisis have appointed a new tsar who has previously said black people fear calling on officers for help. Barrister Abimbola Johnson will chair a new independent sc...

California reviews whether Tesla’s self-driving tests require oversight

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California is evaluating whether Tesla’s self-driving tests require regulatory oversight, following “videos showing a dangerous use of that technology” and federal investigations into Tesla vehicle crashes, a state re...

Cameron criticises Johnson and May over aid cuts and security oversight

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David Cameron has criticised Boris Johnson’s aid cuts and abolition of the Department for International Development, and accused Theresa May of making a “very bad mistake” in merging key cabinet and security roles. Th ...

DoJ to investigate Minneapolis police – but can federal oversight change policing culture?

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Seven years ago, the city of Portland, Oregon was forced to admit that its police officers were shooting too many unarmed people, and it agreed to a program of reform under the oversight of a federal judge. Last month...

Facebook may have a new Oversight Board but its old problems remain

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Any day now the Facebook Oversight Board, the social media company’s review mechanism for decisions on deletion of content and users, will tell the world whether Donald Trump should remain banned from Facebook indefin...

Facebook oversight board to give verdict on Donald Trump ban – live

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The decision on the former president’s access to the platform is the board’s biggest since it was set up last year to rule on content moderation

Facebook oversight board to review system that exempts elite users

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Facebook’s semi-independent oversight board says it will review the company’s “XCheck” system, an internal program that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules. The decision follows an investigat...

Feeble oversight of UK’s Covid loan schemes was a gift to fraudsters

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When it was announced in the first days of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, die kanselier, Rishi Sunak, described the furlough scheme as “as one of the most significant economic interventions at any point in t...

Labour urges overhaul of Whitehall oversight rules after Hancock row

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Ministers are facing demands to re-examine 85 oversight jobs across Whitehall amid questions over Conservative government appointments to the health department. Concerns were raised after it emerged that Matt Hancock ...

More oversight needed in Westminster, says head of standards watchdog

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The head of the watchdog monitoring standards for holders of public office has called for increased oversight of ministerial interests. The comments from Lord Evans follow controversies concerning ministers’ involveme...

Police urgently need citizens’ oversight

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Long ago, Stoke Newington police station in north London was a byword for police brutality. After public protests the Met had a clearout. The result was that in 2010 a joint constabulary and prison inspectorate report...

Trump acolytes vie for key election oversight posts in US midterms

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When Americans go to the polls in the 2022 middeltermyn, the most important elections won’t be for office in Washington. The most high-stakes races will be statewide contests, in some cases for long overlooked offices, de ...

Trump’s Facebook ban should not be lifted, network’s oversight board rules

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Donald Trump’s Facebook account should not be reinstated, the social media giant’s oversight board said on Wednesday. Facebook suspended Trump’s account after the Capitol attack of 6 Januarie, when a mob of Trump suppo...

Who guards the guards? Experts call for oversight of New Zealand’s terror laws

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In the early hours of an October morning in 2007, teams of armed police stormed Rūātoki, a lush green valley in the North Island of New Zealand. Equipped with new anti-terrorism powers, they stopped school buses, set ...