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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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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 28, 2019 - 1:30 pm
By MAE ANDERSON and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government charged Facebook with high-tech housing discrimination Thursday for allegedly misusing its vaunted ability to deliver ads with surgical precision to certain groups of people and not others. The civil...
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March 27, 2019 - 1:42 pm
By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism. The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned white supremacists. The social...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 18, 2019 - 10:46 am
By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting. The service, launched last year, is currently...
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January 18, 2019 - 4:32 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook may be facing the biggest fine ever imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for privacy violations involving the personal information of its 2.2 billion users. The FTC is considering hitting Facebook with a penalty that would top its previous record fine of $22.5...
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November 12, 2018 - 1:07 pm
By SYLVIE CORBET , Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. The group of governments...
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November 06, 2018 - 1:32 pm
By KELVIN CHAN , Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Facebook said it blocked 115 accounts for suspected "coordinated inauthentic behavior" linked to foreign groups attempting to interfere in Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections. The social media company shut down 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram...
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