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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen looks at the invention 'Do you Speak Robot?' at the AI Xperience Center at the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 18. 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)

EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks

Feb. 19, 2020 11:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology. The report is part of the bloc's wider digital strategy aimed at maintaining its position as the global...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg smiles as he shakes hands with European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom

Feb. 17, 2020 11:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence. The billionaire social network founder is the latest U.S. tech executive to make the trip to the...

German police officers stand in front of the Bayerischer Hot hotel on the first day of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)b

Jewish leaders seek better policing of online hate speech

Feb. 14, 2020 9:40 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Jewish leaders called Friday for better policing of hate speech on social media platforms over concerns prompted by recent attacks that people on the margins of society are being incited online to violence. Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis and chief...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Facebook's impact on the financial services and housing sectors. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to throw his support behind international reforms that would require Silicon Valley tech giants to pay more tax in Europe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Zuckerberg accepts that Facebook may have to pay more tax

Feb. 14, 2020 8:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to throw his support behind international reforms that would require Silicon Valley tech giants to pay more tax in Europe. The billionaire social network founder is due to meet members of the European Union's executive Commission in Brussels and speak at the...

Zuckerberg says Facebook must stand up for free speech

Feb. 1, 2020 12:41 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a speech Friday in Utah that he doesn't want his platform to be used to “rip society apart” but that at some point the social media company must stand up for free speech. Zuckerberg said the company's upcoming steps to protect...

FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo attendees take a selfie in front of a Facebook sign at F8, the Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook reports financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Facebook reports 4Q profit, user growth despite challenges

Jan. 29, 2020 7:55 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook had a strong fourth quarter, making more money on advertising and adding more users despite challenges around regulation, privacy and efforts to fight election interference. Its profit and revenue both handily surpassed Wall Street's expectations. The company also said it...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should do more to curb hate speech on the platform, days after a political page was shut down over racist, misogynistic posts advocating violence against Muslims and female Democrats. Whitmer went on social media Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to post a letter to Zuckerberg in which she referenced the posts on Facebook. The creator of the anti-Whiter group deactivated it after the Metro Times in Detroit began asking questions. The publication identified dozens of posts promoting or threatening violence against Whitmer and others. A message seeking comment was left with Facebook. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)

Michigan governor urges Facebook to curb hate speech

Jan. 17, 2020 7:40 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should do more to curb hate speech on the platform, days after a political page was shut down amid questions over racist, misogynistic posts advocating violence against female Democrats and Muslims. Whitmer went on...

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo at Station F in Paris. Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads can be targeted to specific groups of people, as its main digital-ad rival Google did in November 2019 to fight misinformation. Neither will it ban political ads outright, as Twitter has done. And it still won't fact check them, as it's faced pressure to do. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

Jan. 9, 2020 2:07 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them and won’t limit how they can be targeted to specific groups of people....

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jan. 8, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Jan. 7 The (Tupelo) Daily Journal on guns being allowed in places of worship: On Dec. 29, 2019, a shooter walked in and attacked members of the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, and the debate on gun laws again dominated...

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. Facebook said Monday Jan. 6, 2020 that it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Facebook bans deepfakes in fight against online manipulation

Jan. 7, 2020 4:09 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it steps up efforts to fight online manipulation. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes. The social network said late Monday that...