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July 15, 2019 - 3:16 pm
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-two Border Patrol employees are now under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. This comes on Monday from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Professional...
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July 12, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations. The report Friday cites an unnamed person familiar with the matter. Facebook declined to comment; the FTC did not immediately respond to messages for comment. The report says the 3-2...
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Jeff Katz
July 02, 2019 - 11:19 am
While Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have been busy censoring the thoughts of a number of conservative voices, Facebook has allowed known black supremacist and anti-white preacher Louis Farrakhan's page to return to its site. Farrakhan's and his Nation of Islam organization's page had been suspended...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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June 18, 2019 - 12:40 pm
By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for...
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Jeff Katz
May 28, 2019 - 11:36 am
There are few things in this world that can stop the American soldier - a wild rainstorm is not one of them. Moving video and photos show a proud member of the 3rd US Infantry Regiment ignoring a raging storm to place a flag at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. As civilians...
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May 23, 2019 - 12:24 pm
By BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become "active" users of the social...
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Jeff Katz
May 16, 2019 - 3:39 pm
2020 presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) live-streamed himself getting a haircut in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, this Wednesday, an apparent part of his “reintroduction” as he tries to boost national interest in his campaign. Beto O'Rourke is livestreaming his haircut...
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Jeff Katz
May 07, 2019 - 11:39 am
A post from Vindicator, a small newspaper based in Liberty, Texas, planned to post the Declaration of Independence on Facebook in 12 daily installments leading up to the Fourth of July. On the 10th day, however, the Vindicator’s latest post was removed by Facebook. The company told the newspaper...
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May 02, 2019 - 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company's ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul...
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Jeff Katz
April 22, 2019 - 9:36 pm
Mike Rowe posted on his Facebook Thursday about pushing students toward getting a four-year degree. The post did not sit well with some, but one woman in particular came after Rowe and said he was "sending a very bad message" with his values. His reponse? Nothing but cold, hard facts. Read the full...
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