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City Council hearing on racist posts by officers
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Pat Loeb
September 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm
A City Council hearing Tuesday intended to discuss police officers' racist Facebook posts took a detour Tuesday, when a councilmember called for the resignation of Philadelphia's acting police commissioner. Read more here.
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Rally for Justice Coalition talking to reporters.
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Cherri Gregg
September 09, 2019 - 8:20 pm
A coalition of black clergy and activist leaders met with Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia police at City Hall on Monday to turn up the pressure months after hundreds of Philadelphia cops were linked to racist Facebook posts.
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April 18, 2017: A conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.
Noah Berger/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 06, 2019 - 10:13 am
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 two of the world's largest and most ubiquitous tech...
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Russian message in a bottle
Tyler Ivanoff via AP
August 19, 2019 - 10:41 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about 600 miles northwest of Anchorage, television station...
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Philadelphia Police Department
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Jim Melwert
August 07, 2019 - 6:03 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — After a review of social media accounts landed dozens of Philadelphia police officers in hot water, a new effort has taken a closer look at cops' social media posts in the suburbs. Of some of the images and posts found by watchdog group The Plain View...
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Jamal Lewis
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Flashpoint
August 02, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Jamal Lewis doesn't consider himself to be "that brave." Originally from South Philly, Lewis has lived in Johnstown for two years. As a black man living in the western Pennsylvania town — which is nearly 80 percent white — he said it has been interesting, to say the...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
August 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Seven Philadelphia police officers linked to the racist Facebook investigation have resigned, just a few weeks after Philadelphia's police commissioner announced 13 cops would be fired. A spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department confirmed the names of officers...
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In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo, File
July 24, 2019 - 8:45 am
By Marcy Gordon and Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited...
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Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross
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Mark Abrams
July 18, 2019 - 1:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Police Department on Thursday announced disciplinary actions against 72 officers who posted inappropriate content on Facebook which included hate speech toward certain minority groups. Police Commissioner Richard Ross described some of the posts as...
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Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Nydia Stone, left, arrives at federal court in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2019.
Sait Serkan Gurbuz/AP Photo
July 17, 2019 - 8:18 am
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, who is charged with lying in the Russia...
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