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Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs

Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashThe Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to subpoena the chief executives of Facebook and Twitter a week after both platforms limited the spread of a controversial article about Hunter Biden, Democratic presidential nominee 's son.The panel voted 12-0 to compel the testimony of and Jack Dorsey. The Democrats on the committee had boycotted the hearing over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge .Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone declined to comment. Twitter also declined to comment. It is not clear when the Judiciary hearing would take...

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Justice Department charges Google with illegally maintaining search monopoly

Justice Department charges Google with illegally maintaining search monopoly

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday charged Google with illegally maintaining a monopoly on search and search advertising, teeing off a legal battle likely to take years and send shockwaves across Silicon Valley.The lawsuit, filed in District of Columbia federal court, is the result of a year-long investigation into concentrations of economic power in the online economy.The DOJ argues that Google has entered into exclusionary contracts with phone makers to preload its search engine onto devices using Alphabet’s Android operating system.Those...

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Twitter reverses, allowing users to share controversial New York Post story

Twitter reverses, allowing users to share controversial New York Post story

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesTwitter will no longer block a disputed New York Post story about Hunter Biden, marking a stunning reversal from its previous ban on its dissemination.A spokesperson for the platform confirmed to The Hill that users can now share links to the article in tweets and direct messages because “the once private information included is now widely available in the press and on other digital platforms.” first reported the change.The decision caps a three-day whirlwind for the company.Twitter first moved to block users from sharing the article...

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Twitter revises hacked materials policy after banning NY Post story

Twitter revises hacked materials policy after banning NY Post story

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesTwitter changed its policy on hacked materials Thursday night after widespread criticism over its handling of the New York Post’s about Hunter Biden.Going forward, posts with hacked materials will only be immediately locked if directly posted by the hackers or by individuals working with them. Labels with context will be added to tweets containing hacked materials.Twitter said the link to the Post article, which includes unredacted emails purporting to be between Biden and a Ukrainian businessman, will still be blocked from being...

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Facebook to remove content denying the Holocaust

Facebook to remove content denying the Holocaust

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyFacebook on Monday announced that it would remove content denying or distorting the Holocaust from its platform after facing years of pressure on the issue.The company will begin directing users that search for terms associated with the Holocaust to credible information from third-party sources later this year.Facebook has long faced pressure to take action against the bevy of conspiracy theories diminishing or denying the killing of 6 million Jews by Nazis.Content that praised the Holocaust was previously banned."But with rising...

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QAnon spreads across globe, shadowing COVID-19

QAnon spreads across globe, shadowing COVID-19

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication The QAnon movement is spreading around the world, turning an outlandish conspiracy theory revolving around into one of the nation’s most dangerous exports.Flags and banners brandishing one of the conspiracy’s mottos — “WWG1WGA,” an acronym for “where we go one, we go all” — dotted the crowd at a rally against lockdowns in Germany last month.And when Trump visited Japan in 2019, he was greeted by cardboard cutouts of the letter Q.These aren’t just isolated instances either. Researchers have found large QAnon communities in more than 70...

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QAnon-supporting congressional candidate embraced 9/11 conspiracy theory

QAnon-supporting congressional candidate embraced 9/11 conspiracy theory

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Facebook: Marjorie Taylor Greene, who became the Republican nominee in a deep-red Georgia congressional district after a Tuesday primary, expressed support for conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks during an interview unearthed by Media Matters for America on Thursday. uploaded by the American Priority Conference in 2018, “the so-called plane that crashed into the Pentagon.""It's odd there's never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon," she said.The argument that a plane did not actually hit the Pentagon, despite...

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Four fired, dozens suspended in CBP probe into racist, sexist Facebook groups

Four fired, dozens suspended in CBP probe into racist, sexist Facebook groups

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Aaron SchwartzU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has fired four employees and suspended dozens of others as part of an investigation into their participation in Facebook groups full of racist and sexist content.A spokesperson confirmed to The Hill on Friday that the agency investigated 138 cases tied to the Facebook groups exposed ."Of those, the agency found that 63 allegations were unsubstantiated, 4 employees were removed from service, 38 employees were suspended without pay, and the remaining were disciplined with reprimands or...

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Zuckerberg criticizes US, Trump response to COVID-19

Zuckerberg criticizes US, Trump response to COVID-19

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Facebook CEO criticized the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a livestream Thursday."At this point it is clear that the trajectory in the U.S. is significantly worse than many other countries, and that our government and this administration have been considerably less effective at handling this," he said during an interview with the nation's top infectious disease expert, , on Facebook Live.Cases of COVID-19 have surged recently after some initial flattening of the infection curve.Most states are seeing increases in...

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Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk and others compromised

Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk and others compromised

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Several prominent Twitter accounts, including those of former Vice President , former President Obama, Tesla CEO and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, were compromised Wednesday in what appears to be a bitcoin scam.The attack is likely the largest ever on Twitter's security system and may have already cost users ten of thousands of dollars.The accounts – which included other tech CEO's including Amazon's , celebrities such as , and other political figures like former New York City Mayor – posted similar messages offering to double bitcoin payments...

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US announces sanctions on Huawei, citing human rights abuses

US announces sanctions on Huawei, citing human rights abuses

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettySecretary of State on Wednesday announced that the State Department will impose visa restrictions on employees of the Chinese tech giant Huawei, saying the restrictions are meant to punish complicity in human rights abuses.“The State Department will impose visa restrictions on certain employees of… Chinese technology companies like Huawei, that provide material support to regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses globally,” Pompeo said in announcing the step.Pompeo said Huawei is “an arm" of the Chinese Communist Party’s...

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ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski emails Josh Hawley an F-bomb

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski emails Josh Hawley an F-bomb

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi emailed Sen. 's (R-Mo.) office an F-bomb on Friday after the lawmaker criticized rules on NBA player jerseys.Hawley tweeted out a screenshot of the email, which reads "F--- you."Don’t criticize or express support for law enforcement to . It makes them real mad ⁦⁩ — Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) Wojnarowski apologized in a tweet Friday, saying he "made a regrettable mistake.""I'm sorry for the way I handled myself and I am reaching out immediately to Senator Hawley to apologize directly," he said.— (@wojespn) ESPN is addressing...

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QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem

QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Gun rights activist ’s upset win over Rep. (R) in Colorado this week is the latest in a string of victories for candidates who have publicly expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory. At least eight such candidates for the House will appear on general election ballots this fall, while another two are headed for runoffs. While the majority of them are running long-shot campaigns in uncompetitive districts, at least two are currently favored to win, including Boebert.Meanwhile, Republican Jo Rae Perkins — who has supported QAnon, walked the...

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Republicans, DOJ propose scaling back social media liability protections

Republicans, DOJ propose scaling back social media liability protections

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesSenate Republicans and the Justice Department unveiled proposals Wednesday that would scale back legal protections for social media platforms targeted last month by in an executive order.The legislative and administrative moves take aim at a portion of a 1996 law that gives internet companies immunity from lawsuits for content posted on their sites by third parties and allows them to make "good faith" efforts to moderate content.The provision, known as Section 230, has come under sharp criticism recently from the right, with...

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Microsoft will not sell facial recognition tech to police without federal law

Microsoft will not sell facial recognition tech to police without federal law

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesMicrosoft said Thursday it will not sell facial recognition tools to police departments until there is a federal law governing the technology.The company's president, Brad Smith, made the announcement in during a Washington Post Live, noting that it's in keeping with past Microsoft policy.“We will not sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the United States until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights that will govern this technology,” Smith said.“The bottom line for us is to protect the human...

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Biden campaign calls on Facebook to change political speech rules

Biden campaign calls on Facebook to change political speech rules

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty Images's presidential campaign on Thursday called for Facebook to change its rules about posts from politicians and to strengthen its policies against election-related misinformation.In an open letter from the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee's campaign to Facebook CEO , the campaign urged Facebook to make changes to the platform's hands-off approach to political speech.The letter calls on Facebook to "proactively stem the tide of false information" by fact-checking election-related material that goes viral.It also...

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Amazon puts one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon puts one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Getty ImagesAmazon on Wednesday announced that it is placing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition technology, Rekognition."We’ve advocated that governments should put in place stronger regulations to govern the ethical use of facial recognition technology, and in recent days, Congress appears ready to take on this challenge," the company wrote in a blog post."We hope this one-year moratorium might give Congress enough time to implement appropriate rules, and we stand ready to help if requested," it added.Amazon said it...

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Dozens of ex-Facebook employees criticize Zuckerberg over stance on Trump posts

Dozens of ex-Facebook employees criticize Zuckerberg over stance on Trump posts

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © gettyDozens of former Facebook employees sent a letter to on Wednesday criticizing him over a decision to leave controversial posts by untouched.The 34 employees said in the that leaving the posts in which Trump said "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" is a "betrayal" of the social media platform's ideals.The post was in reference to protests in Minnesota sparked by the death of in Minneapolis police custody."[Facebook] claims that providing warnings about a politician’s speech is inappropriate, but removing content from citizens is...

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Trump to sign executive order on social media Thursday

Trump to sign executive order on social media Thursday

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication is set to sign an executive order "pertaining to social media" on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Wednesday.She did not offer any further details.The announcement follows a multiday feud between the president and Twitter.The social media giant applied for the first time an informational label to one of the president's tweets on Tuesday.The warning, urging users to "get the facts about mail-in ballots," was attached to two posts in which Trump railed against mail-in voting in California, claiming without...

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Twitter adds fact check to unsubstantiated Trump tweets about mail-in voter fraud

Twitter adds fact check to unsubstantiated Trump tweets about mail-in voter fraud

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Twitter on Tuesday placed warnings on two posts from earlier in the day in which he railed against mail-in voting in California, claiming without evidence that the practice is full of fraud."These Tweets contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots," a spokesperson for the social media platform told The Hill, pointing to a recent blog post on misinformation policies.The president has  about widespread fraud in mail-in voting as states consider it as a...

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House to consider amendment blocking warrantless web browsing surveillance

House to consider amendment blocking warrantless web browsing surveillance

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashThe House will consider an amendment that would block law enforcement from being able to access web browsing data without a warrant when voting on legislation reauthorizing surveillance programs next week.The amendment will be brought by Reps. (D-Calif.) and (R-Ohio), whose office confirmed Friday evening that a deal was struck with leadership to have the amendment considered. Politico first on the deal."I’m glad that we’ll get to vote on this important measure to protect Americans’ Third and Fourth Amendment rights," Davidson said in a...

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Health workers warn social media misinformation is threatening lives

Health workers warn social media misinformation is threatening lives

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyOver 100 doctors and nurses working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic sent letters to the largest social media platforms this week calling on them to tackle medical misinformation more aggressively.The letter sent to the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube — and republished as an ad in The New York Times Thursday — warns misleading info about the disease is threatening lives."Stories claiming cocaine is a cure, or that COVID-19 was developed as a biological weapon by China or the US, have spread faster than the virus...

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Democratic senators question Amazon over firings of activist workers

Democratic senators question Amazon over firings of activist workers

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © Greg NashA group of Democratic senators sent a letter to Amazon on Thursday questioning it over the firings of four workers who had spoken out about the company's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.“In order to understand how the termination of employees that raised concerns about health and safety conditions did not constitute retaliation for whistle-blowing, we are requesting information about Amazon’s policies regarding grounds for employee discipline and termination,” reads the letter signed by the nine lawmakers, including frequent critics...

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Amazon VP resigns after firings of activist workers

Amazon VP resigns after firings of activist workers

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication Tim Bray, a vice president and senior engineer at Amazon Web Services, has resigned over the firings of activist workers at the online retail giant.“Remaining an Amazon VP would have meant, in effect, signing off on actions I despised,” Bray wrote in a .“So I resigned."Amazon has fired several employees that have protested the workplace conditions at warehouses amid the coronavirus pandemic.Bray wrote that the "victims weren’t abstract entities but real people; here are some of their names: Courtney Bowden, Gerald Bryson, Maren Costa, Emily...

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House Judiciary Committee calls on Bezos to testify as part of antitrust probe

House Judiciary Committee calls on Bezos to testify as part of antitrust probe

Follow Us   © 1996-2020 News Communication © GettyMembers of the House Judiciary Committee are calling on Amazon CEO to testify before the panel over concerns his deputies may have misled Congress in testimony about their use of data from third-party sellers. In a letter sent to Bezos on Friday, the lawmakers cited a Wall Street Journal report that said the company had used sensitive business data from third-party sellers on the website to create competing products.The bipartisan group of lawmakers — which include Judiciary Chairman (D-N.Y.) and Reps. (R-Wis.), (D-R.I.), (R-Colo.),...

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