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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2016 file photo, populist anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders prepares to address judges at the high-security court near Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, during his hate-speech trial that pits freedom of expression against the Netherlands' anti-discrimination laws. A Dutch appeals court upheld Friday the conviction of anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders for insulting Moroccans in comments he made at an election night gathering in 2014. He was cleared of incitement to hate and discrimination. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Dutch appeals court convicts Wilders of insulting Moroccans

Sep. 4, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court upheld Friday the conviction of anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders for insulting Moroccans in comments he made at an election night gathering in 2014. However, the court overturned Wilders' conviction for inciting discrimination. The appeals court did not...

Dutch lawmakers criticize government's coronavirus measures

Aug. 12, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of one of the parties in Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling coalition joined opposition lawmakers Wednesday in criticizing the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, and in particular of a decision to make some quarantine measures mandatory. The...

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo, shows the logo for social media giant Facebook at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden material from its platforms, the company said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Sending its content moderators to work from home in March amid the pandemic led the company to remove less harmful material from Facebook and Instagram around suicide, self-injury and child nudity and sexual exploitation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook: Pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

Aug. 11, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Looks like the machines aren't ready to take over just yet. The COVID-19 pandemic affected Facebook’s ability to remove harmful and forbidden material from its platforms, the company said Tuesday. Sending its content moderators to work from home in March amid the pandemic led...

FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter says the hackers responsible for a recent high-profile breach used the phone to fool the social media company's employees into giving them access. The company revealed a few more details late Thursday, July 30, 2020 about the hack earlier this month, which it said targeted “a small number of employees through a phone spear phishing attack.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Florida teen arrested as mastermind of Twitter hack

Aug. 1, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teen was identified Friday as the mastermind of a scheme earlier this month that commandeered Twitter accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls and scammed people around the globe out of more than $100,000 in Bitcoin. Two other men were also charged in the...