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Facebook lifts restrictions on Trump, giving him equal footing with Biden on the social media site

Jul. 13, 2024 10:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook has lifted restrictions imposed on Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, placing the former president on an equal footing on the platform with President Joe Biden just days before the Republican National Convention. The social media giant...

European Union says X's blue checks are deceptive 'dark patterns' that breach its social media laws

Jul. 12, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk's X are deceptive and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements, the first charges against a tech company since the bloc's new social media regulations took effect. ...

European Union says social media site X's blue checks are deceptive and transparency falls short under digital rules

Jul. 12, 2024 06:24 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — European Union says social media site X's blue checks are deceptive and transparency falls short under digital rules.

US signs agreement with 3 social media giants aimed at preventing distribution of synthetic drugs

Jul. 11, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States signed a memorandum with several of the world’s biggest social media companies on Thursday aimed at preventing the use of their platforms for the distribution of synthetic drugs. U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told a signing...

Political ads on social media rife with misinformation and scams, new research finds

Jul. 10, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The online advertisement to Donald Trump supporters was clear enough: Click here, and receive a free Trump 2024 flag and a commemorative coin. All in exchange for taking a quick survey and providing a credit card number for the $5 shipping and handling. ...

US disrupts Russian government-backed disinformation campaign that relied on AI technology

Jul. 09, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian propaganda campaign backed by the Kremlin that spread online disinformation in the United States and was boosted by artificial intelligence has been disrupted, the Justice Department said Tuesday. U.S. officials described the internet operation as part...

Gymnast Livvy Dunne is returning to LSU for a fifth year, saying she's 'not Dunne yet'

Jul. 09, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gymnast Livvy Dunne will return for a fifth season at LSU, saying on social media she’s “not Dunne yet.” The decision brings back one of college sports’ most marketable athletes to a Tigers program coming off its first national championship. Dunne,...

South Dakota Gov. Noem's official social media accounts seem to disappear without explanation

Jul. 08, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Longstanding official social media accounts belonging to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem appear to have been deleted without explanation. The accounts on Facebook, Instagram and X, the site formerly known as Twitter, had reached hundreds of thousands of followers....

Boxer Ryan Garcia apologizes for using racial slurs, says he is going to rehab

Jul. 05, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

Ryan Garcia apologized in a series of social media posts on Friday after he used racial slurs against Black people and disparaged Muslims in livestreamed comments. The 25-year-old Garcia, who was expelled by the World Boxing Council on Thursday over his remarks, also announced on the...

Wimbledon is monitoring social media to try to protect players from cyberbullying

Jul. 05, 2024 07:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The All England Club is monitoring social media to try to help protect players at Wimbledon from cyberbullying for the first time this year. “This is not something you’ll see in the public domain at all. You won't see us shout about it. But effectively, we are...