Trump moves forward to end social media censorship

U.S. 07/29/20, 19:33

White House press secretary Kaleigh McEnany announced Wednesday, July 29, that the Commerce Department filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 27, asking about the scope of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. It ...

Justice Department launches antitrust scrutiny of big tech

U.S. 07/23/19, 20:42

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 23, opened a review into whether the U.S.'s biggest and most powerful technology companies have stifled competition or hurt consumers. It said the probe will take into account "widespread concerns" about social media, ...

Trump to lean on social media giants to curb censorship

Politics 07/12/19, 05:36

President Donald Trump, during a free-wheeling speech Thursday, said he would be bringing top social media executives to the White House to push them to stop censoring conservatives and try to ensure free speech for everyone’s opinion.   “On behalf of the ...

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

U.S. 06/19/19, 20:58

Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media. Ross said ...

Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior

U.S. 06/18/19, 17:34

The racist social-media posts were originally shared only among friends — in text messages and a Goggle document. But someone took screenshots, which led Harvard University to revoke an offer of admission to a Parkland high school survivor.The decision announced ...

Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist

U.S. 06/11/19, 18:17

A woman says she was sexually assaulted by a gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles and is upset the school apparently knew about it from her social media post but never contacted her as it investigated ...

Facebook is building a massive solar project in Texas

U.S. 06/11/19, 00:10

Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy.Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently ...

Racist, violent posts by police: Departments investigating

U.S. 06/05/19, 18:26

Police departments in at least five states are investigating, and in some cases condemning, their officers' social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of bigoted or violent posts by active-duty and former ...

State sues e-cigarette maker, says it targets youth market

U.S. 05/30/19, 15:24

Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday.The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges that ...

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