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Lawsuits over ballot drop boxes filed in 5 Wisconsin cities

May. 25, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservatives filed lawsuits in Wisconsin's five largest cities Wednesday over the use of absentee ballot drop boxes in the 2020 election, even as the state Supreme Court was poised to rule on the issue in coming weeks. The lawsuits were filed by the...

Social media hammered by mounting questions over advertising

May. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

Social media has had a rough 2022 with lingering questions about advertising spending, political ads and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter that may or may not be happening, depending on which Elon Musk tweet you read. Then late Monday Snap, which runs the Snapchat app that features...

DC sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

May. 23, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of millions of Facebook users’ personal data that became a major corporate and political scandal. D.C....

Boards for Meta, Twitter face backlash from NY pension fund

May. 23, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major New York pension fund that has invested in both Facebook's corporate parent and Twitter believes it's time to shake up the companies' boards of directors because of their inability to keep violent content off their influential social media services. The...

4 Republicans vying for secretary of state nomination

May. 21, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four Republicans are vying for the nomination for Alabama secretary of state, the official responsible for overseeing state elections. Ed Packard, who worked in the secretary of state’s elections division for nearly 25 years, faces State Auditor Jim...

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

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM 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: ___ Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just...

WhatsApp adds messaging tools to attract businesses

May. 19, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

WhatsApp parent Meta is moving forward with its push to attract businesses to its popular chat app, part its effort to find new ways to make money beyond targeted advertisements on its other platforms, Facebook and Instagram. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday unveiled a developer...

Wisconsin judge skeptical of election grant arguments

May. 17, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday voiced skepticism about a lawsuit challenging the legality of private grant money awarded to Madison to help run the 2020 election, calling some of the arguments “ridiculous,” a “stretch” and “close to preposterous." The lawsuit...

Today in History: May 14, Freedom Riders attacked

May. 14, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 14, the 134th day of 2022. There are 231 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 14, 1940, the Netherlands surrendered to invading German forces during World War II. On this...

Colorado elections race tests GOP embrace of conspiracies

May. 12, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A handful of curious voters mingled on a suburban Denver brewpub’s patio one recent evening as Pam Anderson told them she could restore professionalism to the office of Colorado secretary of state. Anderson rattled off her resume — former county clerk,...