social media

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June 18, 2019 - 1:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more...
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O.J. Simpson
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June 15, 2019 - 2:04 pm
By Eric Levenson and Paul Vercammen, CNN (CNN) -- More than a year after his release from prison, OJ Simpson launched a new Twitter account Friday night with a selfie video in which he says he's "got a little getting even to do." "Hey Twitter world, this is yours truly. Coming soon to Twitter, you'...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
June 13, 2019 - 3:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sources have confirmed to KYW Newsradio that dozens of Philadelphia police officers have been pulled from duty, as authorities continue to investigate racist and violent social media posts allegedly made by the officers in question on Facebook. It was previously...
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About 100 demonstrators protested at Philadelphia Police headquarters.
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Paul Kurtz
June 07, 2019 - 4:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Under the watchful eyes of police officers and commanders — and that famous statue of a caring officer holding a child — about 100 people formed a circle around the marker, demanding justice. In the wake of an investigation that revealed past and present Philly...
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Philadelphia police officers
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Kristen Johanson
June 06, 2019 - 4:49 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Ten Philadelphia police officers who have been under investigation for posting racist and derogatory messages on social media have now been pulled from duty, following the release of hundreds of such messages by watchdog research group The Plain View Project ...
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Patrick Semansky/AP, file
June 05, 2019 - 8:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube updated its hate speech policies Wednesday to prohibit videos with white supremacy and neo-Nazi viewpoints. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find and promote such videos, but it's now removing them outright. YouTube will also...
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Security officials stand guard in front of Tiananmen Gate next to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo
June 04, 2019 - 8:38 am
By Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Dissidents silenced. Security tightened. References scrubbed from the internet. China went into customary lockdown Tuesday for the 30th anniversary of the bloody military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, a telling reminder of the ruling...
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Visa Application
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June 01, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It's a vast expansion of the Trump administration's enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In a move...
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Social media.
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Lynne Adkins
May 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Take a closer look at your friend's social media pictures as they could contain important health information. Dr. Sharath Guntuku, lead research scientist with the Penn Medicine Center for Digital Health, says his study shows that people who are depressed tend to post...
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Muhlaysia Booker
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May 20, 2019 - 11:32 am
DALLAS (AP) — A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people was found dead over the weekend in a Dallas shooting, police said. Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down in a street early Saturday and no suspect has been identified, police...
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