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This combination of images shows logos for companies from left, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts and the activity they engaged in remained online weeks later, even after researchers at the NATO Strategic Command Centre of Excellence flagged it up as fake. (AP Photos/File)
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December 06, 2019 - 10:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Social media companies are failing to stop manipulated activity, according to a report Friday by NATO-affiliated researchers who said they were easily able to buy tens of thousands of likes, comments and views on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram. Most of the phony accounts and...
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Pope Francis is given a newborn baby to bless as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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November 14, 2019 - 6:21 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is demanding that Facebook, Apple, Google and other tech companies urgently take measures to remove child porn from the web and to prevent children from accessing pornography online. Francis told a Vatican conference of religious leaders and high-tech...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown Law's second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, in Washington. Clinton told the BBC on Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019, that she's “dumbfounded” the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections on Dec 12. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, FILE)
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November 12, 2019 - 12:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo a woman buys refills for her Juul at a smoke shop in New York. The e-cigarette maker Juul Labs said Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, that it will halt sales of its best-selling mint-flavored vaping pods. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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November 07, 2019 - 4:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juul Labs said Thursday it will halt U.S. sales of its best-selling, mint-flavored electronic cigarettes as it struggles to survive a nationwide backlash against vaping. The voluntary step comes days after new government research showed that Juul is the top brand among high...
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FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows pedestrians walking across the street from the Twitter office building in San Francisco. The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 11:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up the pressure on Facebook and Zuckerberg to follow suit. Zuckerberg doubled down on Facebook’s approach in a call with analysts Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, he reiterated Facebook’s stance that “political speech is important." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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November 04, 2019 - 7:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, the Fitbit Charge 3 fitness trackers are displayed in New York. Google’s parent company is buying wearable device maker Fitbit for about $2.1 billion. Alphabet said Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, that it will pay $7.35 per share. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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November 02, 2019 - 10:36 am
Google's acquisition of wearable pioneer Fitbit may be a bold plunge into health and fitness technology. But it's also just the latest step in the internet giant's often-halting effort to become a force in consumer hardware. Once a pure software company known for its search engine, apps like Gmail...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, file photo trader Craig Esposito works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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October 31, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved broadly lower Thursday as investors shifted to a more cautious stance following another record high for the market a day earlier. Banks led the decline as bond yields made a significant move lower. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 1.71% from 1.79% late...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington. "While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions," Dorsey said Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in a series of tweets announcing Twitters new policy of banning all political advertising from its service. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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October 30, 2019 - 6:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, reacting to growing concern about misinformation spread on social media, is banning all political advertising from its service. Its move strikes a sharp contrast with Facebook, which continues to defend running paid political ads, even false ones, as a free speech...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to supporters at Hillside High School in Durham, NC on Sunday, Oct 27, 2019. Approximately 850 people attended the rally in Durham. (Bryan Cereijo/The News & Observer via AP)
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October 27, 2019 - 7:46 pm
Joe Biden is criticizing President Donald Trump for giving his daughter and son-in-law positions in the White House. Separately, the Democratic presidential hopeful is blasting social media giant Facebook for allowing the Trump campaign to distribute online ads framing Biden as corrupt because of...
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