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We need a better rule book

Political advertising on social media - should it be controlled?
Fake news, anonymous ads and micro-targeting are all part and parcel of political campaigning on social media. Traditional media needs to be balanced and transparent; now there are calls for similar controls online. Lisa-Maria Neudert of the Oxford Internet Institute explains why social media companies are struggling with self-regulation.
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'Historic mistake': Syrian Kurdish leader on US withdrawal

Do the Syrian Kurds feel betrayed by the United States?
President of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, Ilham Ahmed, on whether she feels the Syrian Kurds were betrayed by the United States, and are there links between themselves and the PKK?

(Photo: The President of the Executive Committee of the Syrian Democratic Council, Ilham Ahmed. Credit: Reuters/Henry Nicholls)