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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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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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Gritty
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Webby Awards
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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Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims
Rachel Murray/Getty Images for ETAF
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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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.
Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images via CNN
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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Mueller report
Jon Elswick/AP
April 18, 2019 - 5:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Mueller Report finally out Thursday, at least in redacted form, publishers are hurrying to release book editions. Two Mueller Report books already are in the top 100 on Amazon.com even though free pdfs are available online. The special prosecutor's findings, which run more...
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Donald Trump
Evan Vucci/AP
April 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter removed a campaign video posted by President Donald Trump after Warner Bros. Pictures complained about the use of the score from its 2012 movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Trump on Tuesday tweeted the video, which featured images of Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton...
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A man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Executives from Google and Facebook are facing Congress Tuesday, April 8, 2019, to answer questions about their role in the hate crimes and the ris
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
April 09, 2019 - 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on online hate turned into a vivid demonstration of the problem Tuesday when a YouTube livestream of the proceedings was bombarded with racist and anti-Semitic comments from internet users. YouTube disabled the live chat section of the streaming video about...
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Evan Sharp, Pinterest co-founder and chief product officer
Ben Margot/AP, file
April 08, 2019 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinterest, among a gaggle of tech companies planning to go public this year, hopes to raise as much as $1.5 billion in its initial offering of shares. The digital scrapbooking site said in a regulatory filing Monday that it will put about 75 million shares up for sale at a price...
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