Social Media

September 01, 2018 - 3:50 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's presidency has ratified a controversial legislation imposing regulations on social media that is says aims to crack down on fake news. The law, published in the country's official gazette on Saturday, places social media accounts with over 5,000 followers under the supervision...
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Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., delivers the eulogy during the funeral service for Aretha Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, 2018 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 31, 2018 - 9:21 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A fiery, old-school eulogist at the funeral of Aretha Franklin fell flat for many in the crowd and prompted a social media uproar when he declared "black America has lost its soul," black women are incapable of raising sons alone and the Black Lives Matter movement is unfounded in...
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This image taken from video shows Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., crossing her arms in front of her chest in the “Wakanda Forever” greeting from the film “Black Panther" as she is acknowledged at Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 in Detroit. (AP Photo)
August 31, 2018 - 3:20 pm
DETROIT (AP) — As far as one minister is concerned, it's Maxine Waters Forever! When Bishop Charles H. Ellis III of Greater Grace Temple assured Rep. Maxine Waters at the Aretha Franklin funeral that "We got your back!" he was repaid in full with the hands fisted, arms crossed "Wakanda Forever!"...
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Ugandan pop star Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, center, wears a beret and is hugged by a supporter as he gets into an ambulance after leaving the courthouse in Gulu, Uganda Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The 36-year-old lawmaker, who has been in detention since Aug. 14 and faces charges of treason, was freed on bail Monday by a judge in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu. (AP Photo)
August 30, 2018 - 4:49 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker whose treason charge has outraged the country after he alleged torture in detention has been blocked from leaving for the United States for treatment, lawyers said late Thursday, while a colleague was stopped from traveling to...
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August 30, 2018 - 3:57 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda's opposition (all times local): 11 p.m. A lawyer says Ugandan pop star-turned opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine has been checked into a hospital in the capital, Kampala, after police blocked him from flying to the United States for treatment after alleged...
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August 30, 2018 - 9:40 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the death of film director Costa Gavras. The story was based on what was believed to be a tweet from the Greek Culture Ministry. The ministry says it came from a fake Twitter account. Gavras is alive and spoke on Greek state...
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Jimme Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats talks. during a campaign visit to Gothenburg, Sweden, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. General elections will be held in Sweden on Sept. 9, 2018. (Adam Ihse/ TT News Agency via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 6:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish government study says there's been a recent surge in the number of automated Twitter accounts ahead of the Sept. 9 election, noting that 40 percent of them are more likely to support the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party, expected to make gains. The study...
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August 29, 2018 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top executives at Facebook and Twitter are set to appear before Congress next week as lawmakers continue probing efforts by Russia and other countries to influence social media platforms and meddle in U.S. elections. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook's chief operating officer...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino and United States Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 29, 2018 - 6:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" — and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face...
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President Donald Trump listens to a question during a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino and United States Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 28, 2018 - 5:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser said the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should...
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