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Zuckerberg says company 'evaluating' deepfake video policy

Jun. 26, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle "deepfake" videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips. In an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said it might...

Kim Kardashian West faces backlash over Kimono shapewear

Jun. 26, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West has received backlash on social media from people who object to what they say is appropriation of the traditional Japanese kimono in the name of her upcoming shapewear line. The reality star, makeup mogul and budding lawyer announced the line, Kimono Solutionwear, on...

Britney Spears' conservatorship sues blogger for defamation

Jun. 26, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conservatorship that oversees Britney Spears' personal life and career sued the creator of a blog devoted to the pop superstar Wednesday in an increasingly aggressive effort to push back against the so-called "Free Britney" movement, which alleges the singer is being controlled...

Editorials from around New York

Jun. 26, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Wall Street Journal on the 2020 Election June 25 The Democratic presidential candidates open their primary debate season Wednesday night in Miami with an historic opportunity: They have an excellent chance to retake the White...

Trump calls out Rapinoe for comments about White House visit

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called out U.S. women's national team co-captain Megan Rapinoe after a months-old video was posted on social media in which she used profanity when she said she wasn't going to the White House if the team wins the Women's World Cup. "Megan should never disrespect...

Tech giants face questions on hate speech going into debates

Jun. 26, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation online...

Facebook to help French police identify hate speech suspects

Jun. 26, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Facebook is agreeing to help French police identify hate speech suspects, in what the French government is celebrating as a global first. France's digital affairs minister, Cedric O, said that Facebook will provide authorities "IP addresses to help identify authors of hateful content."...

Lawsuit: Lewd photo of nursing home resident shared

Jun. 26, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawsuit claims employees of a Pennsylvania nursing home shared a nude photo of a resident on social media. According to the lawsuit, the photo taken on New Year's Eve at Paramount Senior Living at Seven Fields showed the 83-year-old woman, who suffers from dementia, naked below the...

New York comptroller urges changes at Facebook

Jun. 26, 2019 4:11 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding big changes in corporate governance. DiNapoli, writing in his capacity as trustee of the state retirement fund, said he will vote against the nominees for Facebook's board of directors at...

Hutchinson Zoo gets fundraising support after flooding

Jun. 25, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — When a nonprofit group asked for donations to help the Hutchinson Zoo recover from flood damage, it hoped to raise $10,000 in a month or two. Supporters passed the goal in five days. A Facebook fundraiser organized by Friends of the Hutchinson Zoo started June 18 and passed the...