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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 30, 2022 11:54 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ukrainian family killed in Russian...

Rohingya seek reparations from Facebook for role in massacre

Sep. 28, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

With roosters crowing in the background as he speaks from the crowded refugee camp in Bangladesh that's been his home since 2017, Maung Sawyeddollah, 21, describes what happened when violent hate speech and disinformation targeting the Rohingya minority in Myanmar began to spread on Facebook. ...

Attorneys for Musk, Twitter argue over information exchange

Sep. 27, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday ordered attorneys for billionaire Elon Musk to create a log of certain documents that relate to former Twitter security chief Peiter “Mudge” Zatko but not directly to Zatko's whistleblower complaint against the social media giant. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. September 20, 2022. Editorial: Needed: More conversations about addiction, mental health Our society can be contradictory at times. We celebrate when loved ones finish treatment cancer-free, but yet we don’t usually extend the same...

Idaho and Taiwan sign two-year wheat trade agreement

Sep. 19, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed a two-year agreement supporting Idaho wheat sales to Taiwan in a deal that officials say gives wheat producers a reliable buyer and Taiwan a dependable supplier. The Republican governor participated in the ceremonial...

Court rules in favor of Texas law on social media regulation

Sep. 16, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court Friday ruled in favor of a Texas law targeting major social media companies like Facebook and Twitter in a victory for Republicans who accuse the platforms of censoring conservative speech. But the decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 16, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Germany hasn’t stopped using...

California 1st with law protecting children's online privacy

Sep. 15, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will be the first state to require online companies to put kids' safety first by barring them from profiling children or using personal information in ways that could harm children physically or mentally, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday. ...

Officials probing whether Northeastern explosion was staged

Sep. 14, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal officials are examining whether the employee who reported an explosion at Northeastern University may have lied to investigators and staged the incident, law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Investigators identified inconsistencies in the employee’s...