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Cherri Gregg
September 17, 2018 - 4:30 pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Whitpain Township Police Department is facing some online backlash over the name of its annual 5K fundraiser, which some Facebook users have reported as hate speech. "In our current climate, I just don't find it acceptable," said Corinne Degeiso, a...
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CNN Money
September 12, 2018 - 10:27 am
By Ivana Kottasová (CNN Money) -- Tech companies that fail to remove terrorist content quickly could soon face major fines. The European Commission proposed new rules on Wednesday that would require internet platforms to remove illegal terror content within an hour of it being flagged by national...
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Facebook is taking action in the wake of the Russia investigation
CNN Wire
September 06, 2018 - 8:33 am
(CNN Money) -- Facebook has picked Singapore for its first data center in Asia, announcing plans to spend $1 billion on a project that highlights its growth ambitions in the region. The company is joining other tech heavyweights like Google and Microsoft in pouring big sums into network...
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, left, accompanied by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are sworn in before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana
September 05, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook and Twitter executives pledged on Wednesday to better protect their social media platforms in the 2018 elections and beyond, and told Congress of aggressive efforts to root out foreign intrusions aimed at sowing divisions in American democracy. Facebook's No. 2 executive...
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September 02, 2018 - 8:04 pm
By Rachel D'Oro ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Britt'Nee Brower grew up in a largely Inupiat Eskimo town in Alaska's far north, but English was the only language spoken at home. Today, she knows a smattering of Inupiaq from childhood language classes at school in the community of Utqiagvik. Brower even...
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This Monday, Aug, 20, 2018 photo provided by the rapper Drake shows him posing with Sofia Sanchez, at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago.
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August 28, 2018 - 9:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago girl has received a heart transplant just days after she danced her way into a hospital visit from Drake. Surgeons performed the transplant on 11-year-old Sofia Sanchez on Monday at Chicago's Lurie Children's Hospital. The Canadian rapper visited Sofia there after...
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Dreamstime
August 24, 2018 - 3:01 pm
By Mae Anderson NEW YORK (AP) — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster running a political-influence campaign. Facebook removed 652...
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FireEye
(FireEye via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 5:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook, Twitter and Google routinely squabble for users, engineers and advertising money. Yet it makes sense for these tech giants to work together on security threats, elections meddling and other common ills. Such cooperation was evident Tuesday when Facebook announced that it...
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Facebook takes down 652 pages
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August 22, 2018 - 9:58 am
By Heather Kelly, Julia Horowitz, Donie O'Sullivan (CNN Money) -- Facebook has taken down 652 pages, accounts and groups it identified as part of coordinated disinformation campaigns that originated in Iran and targeted countries around the world. It also found a number of new pages connected to...
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August 17, 2018 - 7:49 pm
Danielle Wiener-Bronner (CNN Money) -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Facebook of violating the Fair Housing Act. The agency filed a formal complaint against the social media company on Friday, alleging that it allows landlords and home sellers to use targeted Facebook...
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