Monday, 24 September, 2018


Culture secretary Matt Hancock becomes first MP to launch personalised app

As posts grew rapidly Mr Hancock himself intervened to tell users not to be abusive As posts grew rapidly Mr Hancock himself intervened to tell users not to be abusive
Bennie Garza | 01 February, 2018, 23:33

Constituents simply need to search Matt Hancock MP in Apple's App store or the Google Play store to download a free iOS/Android smartphone app, http://onelink.to/rafnkr.

Now the "HAVE YOUR SAY" section of Matt Hancock app appears to be populated predominantly by journalists chatting to each other.

The app seems to gain access to the user's photo library, even if the user denies the app access. The App is also meant to "inform and update West Suffolk constituents in particular and promote a healthy, open and impartial debate within its community".

Part of his role is to oversee data protection rules and the digital industries.

IBTimes UK has contacted the minister's office to request a comment on the reports.

Upon downloading, users are presented with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport enthusiastically explaining the premise behind his new venture.

He had previously called on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to take a more active role in battling "fake news".

Disciple's platform, initially designed to help musicians interact directly with their fan bases essentially creates a "third digital space" used by individuals and organisations to build communities around specific, shared interests. The company has worked with the Rolling Stones.

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock has today announced the launch of his very own app and social network - but it is already being critcised for having a major error that possibly breaks data protection laws.

An autoplay video greets users.

Four months ago, Matt Hancock wowed Westminster-watchers with an enthusiastic rendition of Queen's Don't Stop Me Now at Tory conference. "So, I'm delighted to have the chance to use this to build a safe, open and accessible online community for my West Suffolk constituents and I to engage with the issues that matter to them". "Offensive conduct will not be tolerated, and offenders may be removed".

Some users have been presented with an even more worrying message.

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