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Twitter details political ad ban, admits it’s imperfect

Nov. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EST

Twitter’s new ban on political ads will cover appeals for votes, solicitations for campaign contributions and any political content. But the company quickly acknowledged Friday that it expects to make mistakes as individuals and groups look for loopholes. Twitter is defining political content to include...

California discloses Facebook probe, sues for documents

Nov. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EST

California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He said he was...

From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Dems

Nov. 4, 2019 12:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes competitors....

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 4, 2019 6:12 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER IN UKRAINE SCANDAL IS WILLING TO DO The person has offered to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person's lawyer says. 2. WHERE LEAD IN WATER IS WORSE THAN...

The pressure is now on Facebook to ban political ads, too

Oct. 31, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. But so far, that doesn't appear likely to happen. Facebook's policy is to accept paid political ads from candidates without fact-checking them or censoring them, even if...

Twitter pulls back on political ads, but pitfalls await

Oct. 31, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter announced an end Wednesday to political campaign and issue ads on its service, calling it an important step in reducing the flow of election-related misinformation. But some of its users might face an unintended consequence or two. Among those potentially affected could be...

'A bold step': Democrats laud Twitter for political ad ban

Oct. 30, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates largely praised Twitter's decision Wednesday to ban all political advertising, while President Donald Trump's reelection campaign decried the move as attempting to muzzle conservatives on social media. "We believe political message reach should be...

Twitter bans political ads ahead of 2020 election

Oct. 30, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, reacting to growing concern about misinformation spread on social media, is banning all political advertising from its service. Its move strikes a sharp contrast with Facebook, which continues to defend running paid political ads, even false ones, as a free speech priority....

Facebook posts solid 3Q despite rising regulatory threats

Oct. 30, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook reported solid third-quarter results Wednesday showing steady growth in its user base even as it faces broad regulatory threats and criticism over its power and negative effects on society. CEO Mark Zuckerberg lauded the company's financial performance before launching into an...

Editorials from around New York

Oct. 30, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Facebook Pressure Campaign Wall Street Journal Oct. 29 Facebook is in the midst of its worst scandal since Cambridge Analytica. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hammered by presidential candidates, Members of Congress, fellow tech...