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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 27, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 25, 2021. Editorial: Biden administration misled America on Haitian migrants The most important leadership skill for any administration is to be frank, direct and purposeful — to say what they mean and mean what they say....

Facebook: Gov's page was not taken down because of content

Sep. 14, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Facebook briefly took down Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's campaign page Tuesday morning, indicating it had been mistakenly flagged as an imposter account, though the governor suggested the move was prompted by her criticism of President Joe Biden's vaccination mandate. ...

FACT FOCUS: Walmart quashes cryptocurrency partnership claim

Sep. 13, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart denied any partnership with the digital currency Litecoin after a fake news release led to a brief flurry of inaccurate reports from national news outlets and social media users on Monday. A news release claiming a partnership between Walmart and...

Facebook, Ray-Ban launch smart glasses — who will wear them?

Sep. 09, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

Seven years after the ill-fated Google Glass, and five years after Snap rolled out Spectacles, another tech giant is trying its hand at internet-connected smart glasses, hoping that this time around things might be different and people will actually wear them. The thing...

Facebook slams UK antitrust watchdog over call to sell Giphy

Sep. 08, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook has criticized the U.K. competition watchdog's provisional decision ordering that it sell off Giphy because it said the acquisition of the company stifles competition for animated images. The social network's strongly worded response to the...

New Chinese law tightens control over company data on users

Aug. 20, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening control over information gathered by companies about the public under a law approved Friday by its ceremonial legislature, expanding the ruling Communist Party’s crackdown on internet industries. The law would impose some of the...

EXPLAINER: How social platforms are dealing with the Taliban

Aug. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

As the Taliban negotiates with senior politicians and government leaders following its lighting-fast takeover of Afghanistan, U.S. social media companies are reckoning with how to deal with a violent extremist group that is poised to rule a country of 40 million people. ...

Govt sharpens antitrust attack against Facebook with filing

Aug. 19, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have sharpened their antitrust attack against Facebook, alleging in a revised complaint Thursday that the social network giant pursued a laser-focused strategy to “buy or bury" rivals to suppress competition. It is the Federal...

Facebook constructing solar-powered data center in Mesa

Aug. 12, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Facebook is building a data center in metro Phoenix that will use only renewable energy, the company announced Thursday. Once completed, the facility in Mesa “will represent an investment of more than $800 million and will support approximately 100...

UK watchdog: Facebook's ownership of Giphy hurts competition

Aug. 12, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Facebook's ownership of Giphy will hurt competition for animated images, U.K. regulators said Thursday, meaning the social network could ultimately be forced to unwind the deal if the provisional findings are confirmed. The Competition and Markets...