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3 British soccer teams boycott social media over racism

Apr. 08, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three British soccer clubs announced week-long boycotts of social media on Thursday over the racist abuse sent on the platforms. Swansea, which plays in England’s second-tier League Championship, was the first of the clubs to say it won't post on...

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

Mar. 25, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them into acknowledging their companies' roles in fueling the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. ...

The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article

Mar. 25, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. All times local. ___ 2:30 p.m. Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, raised the long-running conservative...

State relaxes visitation, activity rules at nursing homes

Mar. 24, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other congregate care facilities in Massachusetts are now allowed to welcome more visitors and resume group activities for residents given high vaccination rates, the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services said in a...

Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

Mar. 23, 2021 13:53 PM EDT

A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to glorify violence during the 2020 election and in the weeks leading up to the deadly riots on the U.S. Capitol in January. Avaaz, a nonprofit advocacy...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sells NFT of first tweet for $2.9M

Mar. 22, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has sold a digital version of his first tweet for more than $2.9 million more than two weeks after he announced a digital auction for the post. The tweet from March 2006, which says “just setting up my twttr,” was bought...

Today in History

Mar. 21, 2021 02:50 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 21, the 80th day of 2021. There are 285 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 21, 2006, the social media website Twitter was established with the sending of the...

Stripe continues cash haul, now valued at $95 billion

Mar. 15, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

The online payment company Stripe continues to attract investors, raising $600 million in funding to reach a whopping company valuation of $95 billion. Stripe is by far the most valuable private fintech company in the world. Robinhood, the trading platform recently...

Square, Inc. to buy majority of Tidal and put Jay-Z on board

Mar. 04, 2021 08:59 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Financial technology company Square, Inc. said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z. Under the deal, Square will pay $297 million in cash and stock for...

English soccer at breaking point over abuse on social media

Feb. 13, 2021 19:00 PM EST

Death threats. Racist abuse. Sexist slurs. And social media accounts allowed to stay active even after spreading bile. English football has reached breaking point with players, coaches, referees and officials aghast at the ongoing proliferation of hate aimed at them on...