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Arizona governor signs bill banning private election grants

Apr. 09, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday signed legislation banning the use of private funding for elections but said the money the state received last year from organizations with funding from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s foundation was helpful and used with "integrity.”...

3 British soccer teams boycott social media over racism

Apr. 08, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three British soccer clubs announced week-long boycotts of social media on Thursday over the racist abuse sent on the platforms. Swansea, which plays in England’s second-tier League Championship, was the first of the clubs to say it won't post on...

Muslim civil rights group sues Facebook over hate speech

Apr. 08, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

A civil rights group is suing Facebook and its executives, saying CEO Mark Zuckerberg made “false and deceptive" statements to Congress when he said the giant social network removes hate speech and other material that violates its rules. The lawsuit, filed by Muslim...

Arizona Legislature votes to outlaw private election grants

Apr. 07, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans voted Wednesday to ban private funding for elections, a response to millions of dollars in grants for the 2020 election from organizations with funding from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's foundation. The measure was sent to Gov....

Debate begins on N Carolina absentee voting deadline changes

Mar. 31, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators began debating a measure Wednesday that would move up mail-in absentee balloting deadlines, a shift that Republicans say would balance voting access with security and boosting public confidence in elections. The measure comes following a wave...

Elections chief: No complaints about Green Bay consultant

Mar. 31, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top elections administrator said Wednesday that she never received any formal complaints about Green Bay's mayor ceding authority for running the presidential election in that city to a Facebook-funded consultant. Republican lawmakers...

Eddie Murphy inducted into NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame

Mar. 27, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eddie Murphy was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame at the organization’s show that highlighted works by entertainers and athletes of color. After Murphy accepted his induction award Saturday night, the actor-comedian said he was...

Lawmakers press Big Tech CEOs on speech responsibility

Mar. 25, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google faced a grilling in Congress Thursday as lawmakers tried to draw them into acknowledging their companies' roles in fueling the January insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and rising COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. ...

The Latest: Twitter grilled about blocking a NY Post article

Mar. 25, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest news from a House committee questioning the CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter. All times local. ___ 2:30 p.m. Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, raised the long-running conservative...

No turning back: Facebook reckons with a post-2020 world

Mar. 24, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

It's becoming increasingly clear that for Facebook, there is no returning to its habits of the past. Some of its most dramatic post-election changes, from algorithm tweaks to a strict crackdown on political misinformation, were supposed to be temporary — “...