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Nonprofits strain to support voters in Georgia Senate race

Dec. 02, 2022 14:30 PM EST

When the closely watched Georgia Senate race went to a runoff, nonprofit organizations that educate voters strained to ramp up operations again after Election Day. “It’s not just, ‘Find new canvassers and recruit new volunteers.’ It’s also, ‘Find new money,’” said...

Facebook still banning Trump — for now — despite campaign

Nov. 16, 2022 21:02 PM EST

Donald Trump may be running for president, but he still can't use Facebook. The social media platform has no plans to reinstate Trump's account following the former president's announcement that he will seek a second term in the White House, the company confirmed Wednesday. Trump was...

Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs, 13% of workforce

Nov. 09, 2022 19:55 PM EST

Facebook parent Meta is laying off 11,000 people, about 13% of its workforce, as it contends with faltering revenue and broader tech industry woes, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a letter to employees Wednesday. The job cuts come just a week after widespread layoffs at Twitter under its...

Musk's partisan tweets call Twitter neutrality into question

Nov. 07, 2022 19:07 PM EST

Elon Musk used his Twitter megaphone to appeal to “independent-minded voters” on Monday, urging them to vote Republican in Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections and stepping into the country's political debate that tech company executives have largely tried to stay out of — so their platforms...

Today in History: October 28, Mussolini takes power

Oct. 28, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2022. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1922, fascism came to Italy as Benito Mussolini took control of the government. On this...

Facebook parent Meta's revenue, profit decline amid ad slump

Oct. 26, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

Facebook parent Meta on Wednesday reported that its revenue declined for a second consecutive quarter, hurt by falling advertising sales as it faces competition from TikTok's wildly popular video app. The quarter's weak results raised fresh questions about whether Meta's plans to...

Social media platforms brace for midterm elections mayhem

Oct. 21, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

A Facebook search for the words “election fraud” first delivers an article claiming that workers at a Pennsylvania children's museum are brainwashing children so they'll accept stolen elections. Facebook's second suggestion? A link to an article from a site called MAGA...

Meta hits back in fight with FTC over VR company acquisition

Oct. 13, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators and Facebook parent Meta are battling over Meta’s proposed acquisition of virtual-reality company Within Unlimited and its fitness app Supernatural. In a landmark legal challenge to a Big Tech merger, the Federal Trade Commission is suing to...

Why Meta's virtual-reality avatars are finally getting legs

Oct. 12, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Why is it so hard to build a metaverse avatar — a visual representation of ourselves in the digital world — that walks on two legs? “I think everyone has been waiting for this," said a cartoonish digital version of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg,...

Facebook owner Meta unveils $1,500 VR headset: Will it sell?

Oct. 12, 2022 01:49 AM EDT

Facebook parent Meta unveiled a high-end virtual reality headset Tuesday with the hope that people will soon be using it to work and play in the still-elusive place called the “metaverse." The $1,500 Meta Quest Pro headset sports high-resolution sensors that let people see mixed...