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Jeff Katz
December 17, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Canadian Prime Minister and notorious blackface-wearer Justin Trudeau has reportedly instructed his ministers to put forth new legislation that would address "hate speech" on social media, Breitbart News reports. In a letter sent to the Canadian Minister of Heritage, Trudeau asked to construct...
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Jeff Katz
December 16, 2019 - 5:45 pm
A recent study has found that 9 out of 10 Americans have been victimized by an online scam and that half of Americans would be willing to live "off the grid" in order to keep their information safe. The study, conducted by MoneyGram, discovered that 90 percent of the 2,000 people surveyed have been...
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Jeff Katz
October 29, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Liberal actor Tom Arnold is being accused of sexual harassment against conservative social media stars Diamond & Silk, claiming in one tweet that he wanted to "investigate every crack curve and crevice" of their bodies. Is this tweet considered online sexual harassment or predatory behavior?...
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Jeff Katz
October 22, 2019 - 12:29 pm
In the world of social media, it's become increasingly easier to be an "overnight celebrity." Anybody can be famous for just about anything. And in days past, fame seemed to be the thing that we all craved and envied in others. But some new studies are finding that most people today really don't...
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 6:12 pm
By DESMOND BUTLER and BARBARA ORTUTAY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In the face of criticism that Facebook is not doing enough to combat extremist messaging, the company likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group...
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AP News
September 06, 2019 - 2:25 pm
By MARCY GORDON and MATT O'BRIEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups of states are targeting Facebook and Google in separate antitrust probes, widening the scrutiny of Big Tech beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations into their market dominance. Facebook and Google are...
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AP News
September 03, 2019 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be violating the company's rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country. Facebook says it prohibits fake accounts and will "act" on any it finds that violate...
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AP News
August 30, 2019 - 5:55 pm
By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account has gotten hacked, and whoever broke in sent racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down. The tweets included...
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AP News
August 28, 2019 - 6:16 pm
By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — A Palestinian student trying to start classes at Harvard University was denied entry to the U.S. in a case that critics of the Trump administration call emblematic of overly invasive screening at border checkpoints. Ismail Ajjawi, who had been living...
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WRVA News
August 24, 2019 - 12:42 pm
Henrico County, VA _ A Henrico County judge says he will decide within 7 to 10 days whether to allow a $250 million dollar defamation suit filed by California Representative Devin Nunes against Twitter to proceed. The Fresno Bee reports that lawyers for the social media giant asked Judge John...
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