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FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of a disputed tabloid story promising new twists in the saga of Joe Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. President Donald Trump's campaign quickly seized on the story in the New York Post — but the report raised more questions than answers, including about the authenticity of an email at the center of the story. Wednesday morning Oct. 14, 2020, hours after the story's publication, a Facebook spokesman tweeted that the company was limiting its distribution on the platform.(AP Photo/File)

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

Oct. 22, 2020 7:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign. With Democrats boycotting the...

Conservative lawyer floats challenge of election outcome

Oct. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A national conservative group may challenge the outcome of the Nov. 3 elections by arguing that municipalities are improperly using hundreds of millions of dollars in private money to administer the polls, a lawyer for the group said Tuesday. Attorney Erick Kaardal argued during a...

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University, in Washington. Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted, repeatedly, that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

Oct. 18, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it's learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption. But it has...

FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook stickers are laid out on a table at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted, repeatedly, that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter suppression and election disruption. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Facebook's long and halting fight against misinformation

Oct. 18, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

Facebook is facing its toughest challenge yet: an election complicated by a pandemic, a deeply divided nation lured by conspiracy theories and alternate versions of reality. Is it ready? Here are some of the biggest steps and missteps it's taken in the fight against misinformation since 2016. Nov. 10, 2016: Days...

A truck drives past a sign supporting a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 in Salem, Ore. War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing the ballot measure. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

2 drug measures on Oregon ballot

Oct. 16, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — War veterans with PTSD, terminally ill patients and others suffering from anxiety are backing a ballot measure that would legalize controlled, therapeutic use in Oregon of psilocybin mushrooms, which they say has helped them immeasurably. “After chemo failed, I went to a pretty...

Brittany Kaiser poses for a portrait with an image from a Cambridge Analytica slideshow on her computer, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Boise, Idaho. Documents released to The Associated Press in September 2020 from Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica insider, reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a pro-Trump PAC largely financed by billionaire Robert Mercer. Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump's reelection campaign, did not respond to repeated email and text messages seeking comment. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Watchdog org: Trump '16 campaign, PAC illegally coordinated

Oct. 16, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

New documents from a former Cambridge Analytica insider reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump super PAC. The legal complaint touches on some of the same people involved in today’s...

Judge rejects attempt to block grants to 5 Wisconsin cities

Oct. 14, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to block more than $6 million in election grant money to five Wisconsin cities that a conservative group argued amounted to bribery designed to increase voter turnout in Democratic strongholds. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach denied a request...

FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, smile as they prepare for a speech in San Francisco. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, donated an additional $100 million to helping local election offices prepare for November even as some conservatives are stepping up their efforts to stop the funds from being used. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Mark Zuckerberg donates $100M more to help election offices

Oct. 13, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday donated an additional $100 million to helping local election offices prepare for November even as some conservatives are stepping up their efforts to stop the funds from being used. The contribution brings the total...

FILE - This May 16, 2012 file photo shows the Facebook app logo on a mobile device in Philadelphia. On Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, Facebook announced it is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Facebook bans Holocaust denial, distortion posts

Oct. 12, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources if they search for information about the Nazi genocide. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new policy Monday, the latest attempt by the company to take action against conspiracy theories...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)

Zuckerberg-funded election grants provoke Louisiana dispute

Oct. 10, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Grants offered by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's nonprofit organization to run elections during the coronavirus pandemic have drawn the ire of Attorney General Jeff Landry and are prompting efforts to rewrite Louisiana law. After Landry learned of the grant offer, the...