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Bloomberg’s online campaign tests Facebook, Twitter rules

Mike Bloomberg’s stockpile of cash, swarm of employees and paid social media influencers are testing the abilities of on...
21:51 26 February 2022

Stone judge calls back jurors to address misconduct claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday brought in nearly all members of the jury that convicted Trump ally Roger S...
2:03 26 February 2022

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats’ campaign

RINDGE, N.H. (AP) — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party’s Iowa caucuses, ho...
21:03 20 February 2022

French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandal

PARIS — France's Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country's governing party ...
20:47 16 February 2022

India keeps lid on Kashmir’s internet 6 months into lockdown

NEW DELHI — Six months after India's government stripped restive Kashmir of its semi-autonomy and enforced a total communications blackout, it is hera...
7:03 14 February 2022

Suit: District wrong to punish students over racist posts

SALINE, Mich. — Four students in a southeastern Michigan town sued their school district over discipline they received in the wake of racist social me...
17:07 12 February 2022

Iranian minister apologizes over mock spacesuit post

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s information minister apologized Wednesday for posting a photo on Twitter of what appeared to be a Halloween-type costume represe...
11:07 12 February 2022

Melania Trump asks governors’ spouses to tackle cyberassault

WASHINGTON — Melania Trump on Monday cited the influence of “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus as she asked spouses of the nation's governors ...
19:46 10 February 2022

Focus turns to Latino authors amid ‘American Dirt’ debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Oprah Winfrey endorsed the novel “American Dirt” for her book club last month, many Latinos took to social media to decry the...
15:51 8 February 2022

Winfrey says King not doing well after social media backlash

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey says her friend Gayle King is facing death threats following a social media backlash caused by an interview with WNBA star Li...
19:59 7 February 2022

King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Bryant

NEW YORK — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS' Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her intervi...
17:58 6 February 2022

Scotland’s finance chief quits over messages to teenager

LONDON — Scotland’s finance minister has resigned, hours before he was due to deliver his annual budget, after he reportedly sent hundreds of messages...
10:08 6 February 2022

Facebook, YouTube: Firm must stop scraping faces from sites

Facebook joined YouTube, Twitter and payment service Venmo on Wednesday in demanding that a facial recognition company stop harvesting user images to ...
1:55 6 February 2022

Meeting between Sudan leader, Netanyahu debated in Sudan

CAIRO — A surprise meeting between Sudan's leader and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy in Sudan on Tuesday, with the gove...
16:30 4 February 2022

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about virus online

Facebook says it's working to limit the spread of misinformation and potentially harmful content about the coronavirus as bogus claims about the ongoi...
15:45 31 January 2022

Prosecutor: Michael Avenatti saw dollar signs in Nike fraud

NEW YORK — A prosecutor kicked off opening statements at Michael Avenatti's attempted extortion trial Wednesday by saying the deep-in-debt California ...
20:30 29 January 2022

Washington Post places reporter on leave after Bryant tweet

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post has placed a political reporter on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations ag...
2:01 28 January 2022

US says mystery crash in Afghanistan was US Air Force plane

KABUL, Afghanistan — An American military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no indicat...
18:48 27 January 2022

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, s...
12:58 26 January 2022

Tweets urge calls to Supreme Court for fair Senate trial

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court doesn't have a public comment line for its own work, much less the Senate's.
18:15 24 January 2022

Weinstein lawyers: ‘Circus’ atmosphere, juror tweets unfair

NEW YORK — As if picking a jury for Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial wasn’t complicated enough, some potential jurors have been posting on social media a...
23:24 15 January 2022

Does the naked body belong on Facebook? It’s complicated

SAN FRANCISCO — When is a photograph of nude bodies artistic or titillating? A woman's exposed nipple a political statement or erotica?
15:40 15 January 2022

Asians cringe at ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’ in dictionary

A social media campaign backed by a Japanese seasonings company is targeting the persistent idea that Chinese food is packed with MSG and can make you...
19:25 14 January 2022

US sends home nearly two dozen Saudi cadets after shooting

WASHINGTON — The U.S. sent home 21 Saudi military students following an investigation into a deadly shooting last month by one of their fellow trainee...
2:23 14 January 2022

Facebook cable plan hits resistance in Oregon coastal town

TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. — A battle playing out in Oregon is pitting residents of a tiny coastal town with no stoplights or cellphone service against one ...
23:32 9 January 2022

With ‘Megxit,’ Harry and Meghan aim to control media image

The relationship between Britain’s royals and the media is awkward, mistrustful — and seemingly inescapable. But now Meghan and Harry want out.
19:30 9 January 2022

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thur...
16:43 9 January 2022

Roberts: Judges working to promote civics, impartial courts

WASHINGTON — Federal judges are taking up the challenge to educate Americans about how their government works at a time when false information can spr...
23:03 31 December 2022

Ex-judicial candidate disciplined for anti-Muslim comments

MIAMI — A retired Florida lawyer and former judicial candidate has been disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court for making disparaging comments on so...
15:37 30 December 2022

Lindsey Vonn goes social with P.K. Subban marriage proposal

Lindsey Vonn popped the question to hockey star P.K. Subban.
0:47 26 December 2022