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Trump's return to Facebook could be major fundraising boost

Jan. 26, 2023 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The decision by Facebook's parent company to soon reinstate Donald Trump's account comes at a critical moment for the former president as he tries to build campaign momentum for a return to the White House. Reclaiming his social media megaphone could open an...

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Jan. 25, 2023 23:06 PM EST

Facebook parent Meta said Wednesday it will restore former President Donald Trump 's personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension it imposed in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection. The company said in a blog post it is adding “new guardrails” to ensure there...

Elon Musk's tweeting style seizes spotlight in Tesla trial

Jan. 25, 2023 17:30 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk's impulsive and sometimes inflammatory usage of Twitter took center stage Wednesday in a trial focused on whether he misled investors with his 2018 tweets indicating he had lined up financing to take the electric automaker private, a proposal that rapidly...

Appellate court upholds firing over police shooting posts

Jan. 25, 2023 16:58 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the firing of an emergency medical services captain who was dismissed over Facebook posts about Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black boy who was fatally shot by a white police officer. Jamie Marquardt argued that the social media posts...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jan. 24, 2023 11:38 AM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Shadowrocket, Shadow Launch Technology Limited 4. HotSchedules 5. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ...

Climate misinformation 'rocket boosters' on Musk's Twitter

Jan. 19, 2023 14:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Search for the word “climate” on Twitter and the first automatic recommendation isn't “climate crisis” or “climate jobs” or even “climate change” but instead “climate scam.” Clicking on the recommendation yields dozens of posts denying the...

Apple-Apps-Top-10

Jan. 17, 2023 12:14 PM EST

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Shadowrocket, Shadow Launch Technology Limited 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 5. HotSchedules 6. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB ...

Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler mourn loss of Lisa Marie Presley

Jan. 13, 2023 21:19 PM EST

Reaction to the death of singer-songwriter Lisa Marie Presley, who died Thursday at 54. “Over the last year, the entire Elvis movie family and I have felt the privilege of Lisa Marie’s kind embrace. Her sudden, shocking loss has devastated people all around the world. I know her...

Nevada rail museum cat who became an internet hit mourned

Jan. 13, 2023 18:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The historic Nevada Northern Railway Museum is mourning the death of its resident cat who became an unlikely internet sensation. Dirt — short for Dirtbag — died Wednesday in the town of Ely at the age of 15, the railway said on its website. The...

School lawsuits over social media harm face tough legal road

Jan. 11, 2023 12:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Like the tobacco, oil, gun, opioid and vaping industries before them, the big U.S. social media companies are now facing lawsuits brought by public entities that seek to hold them accountable for a huge societal problem — in their case, the mental health crisis among youth. ...