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Antisemitic celebrities stoke fears of normalizing hate

Dec. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EST

A surge of anti-Jewish vitriol, spread by a world-famous rapper, an NBA star and other prominent people, is stoking fears that public figures are normalizing hate and ramping up the risk of violence in a country already experiencing a sharp increase in antisemitism. Leaders of the...

Macron hits New Orleans' French Quarter, meets with Musk

Dec. 02, 2022 20:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived Friday in Louisiana, the American state most closely aligned historically with his country, to celebrate their longstanding cultural ties and discuss energy policy and climate change. Macron met with political leaders and...

Musk says Twitter has suspended rapper Ye over swastika post

Dec. 02, 2022 16:45 PM EST

Twitter has suspended rapper Ye after he tweeted a picture of a swastika merged with the Star of David. It is the second time this year that Ye has been suspended from the platform over antisemitic posts. Twitter CEO Elon Musk confirmed the suspension by replying to...

Musk's company aims to soon test brain implant in people

Dec. 01, 2022 19:53 PM EST

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink company is seeking permission to test its brain implant in people soon. In a “show and tell” presentation livestreamed Wednesday night, Musk said his team is in the process of asking U.S. regulators to allow them to test the device....

EU warns Musk to beef up Twitter controls ahead of new rules

Nov. 30, 2022 20:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A top European Union official warned Elon Musk on Wednesday that Twitter needs to beef up measures to protect users from hate speech, misinformation and other harmful content to avoid violating new rules that threaten tech giants with big fines or even a ban in the 27-nation bloc. ...

Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Nov. 29, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. ...

Today in History: November 29, Warren Commission appointed

Nov. 29, 2022 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 29, the 333rd day of 2022. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1947, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the partitioning of Palestine between...

Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

Nov. 25, 2022 12:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday that he is granting "amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire's announcement came after he asked in a poll...

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

Nov. 25, 2022 12:37 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It's the latest change to the social media platform...

Twitter, others slip on removing hate speech, EU review says

Nov. 24, 2022 12:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year, according to European Union data released Thursday. The EU figures were published as part of an annual evaluation of online platforms' compliance with the...