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"Game of Thrones"
Alberto Mier/HBO/CNN
May 20, 2019 - 8:11 am
By Rob Picheta (CNN) — The convenience stores of Westeros have done good business in recent weeks. Just two weeks after eagle-eyed viewers spotted a rogue takeaway coffee cup in an episode of "Game of Thrones," the show's highly anticipated finale left fans bemused once again. This time, a plastic...
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Kim Glovas
May 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new term is floating in the ether, promoting a reduction in technology in our lives. It's called "digital minimalism." The theory is that less technology leads to more happiness, and reducing the number of apps on our phones will help. Dustin Kidd is an associate...
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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Ben Margot/AP Photo, File
May 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By Isabel Debre and Raphael Satter, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher,...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, center left, is greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron, center right, as she arrives at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Francois Mori/AP Photo
May 15, 2019 - 9:46 am
By Sylvie Corbet and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Facebook toughened its livestreaming policies Wednesday as it prepared to huddle with world leaders and other tech CEOs in Paris to find ways to keep social media from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and...
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Rachel Kurland
May 14, 2019 - 11:33 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It appears Gritty’s well-versed resume has paid off. Philly’s favorite fuzzy creature (sorry, Phanatic) was honored Monday night in New York at the 23rd annual Webby Awards with the People’s Voice Award for best sports-related social media . Dubbed the “internet’s...
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Saudia Shuler poses in front of her North Philly restaurant Country Cookin'.
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Cherri Gregg
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The North Philadelphia mother who made national headlines for her lavish prom sends off got a multi-pronged sentence this week. Saudia Shuler, also known as the “Camel Prom Mom,” pleaded guilty to social security fraud earlier this year. "I am thankful for ya'll that...
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John McDevitt
May 10, 2019 - 3:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds swarmed a Center City Planned Parenthood Friday to call for Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims' resignation and an end to abortion worldwide. Protestors say they are calling for Sims' to step down after a viral video showed the state representative engaging...
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Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims
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Kristen Johanson
May 08, 2019 - 5:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities in Philadelphia are looking into a video state Rep. Brian Sims posted, which showed him engaging with a woman who was protesting in prayer outside a Center City Planned Parenthood. Demanding an investigation, Pennsylvania Republicans have sent a letter to...
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 speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
May 04, 2019 - 4:51 pm
STERLING, Virginia (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would "monitor the censorship...
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President Donald Trump met with Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, hours after Trump erroneously accused the social media company of "discriminatory" behavior toward conservative users.
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April 23, 2019 - 7:17 pm
By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business (CNN) -- President Donald Trump met with Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey on Tuesday, hours after Trump erroneously accused the social media company of "discriminatory" behavior toward conservative users. The meeting, first reported by Vice, was confirmed by Trump,...
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