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Wisconsin election probe includes $325,000 for data analysis

Sep. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly half of the money being spent on a Republican-ordered investigation into Wisconsin's 2020 presidential election is earmarked for data analysis related to voting machines, a contract released Wednesday spelling out how the $676,000 in taxpayer money will be spent...

GOP attorney files election records lawsuit against Racine

Aug. 26, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Republican attorney who has tried unsuccessfully to overturn the results of Wisconsin’s 2020 presidential election filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Racine city officials did not turn over election-related documents as required by the state open records law. ...

Facebook launches virtual-reality work app for meetings

Aug. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Facebook is trying to pull in workplace users with a new virtual-reality meetings app called Horizon Workrooms. Workrooms lets people meet remotely in a virtual space populated by avatars. It's an app for Facebook's headset, which costs at least $300 and weighs a pound. ...

Lawyers who filed election lawsuit must pay rivals' fees

Aug. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal magistrate on Wednesday levied penalties against two Colorado attorneys for filing a class-action lawsuit that alleged the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. The now-dismissed suit relied on baseless conspiracy theories...

Zuckerberg's cash fuels GOP suspicion and new election rules

Aug. 08, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $400 million to help fund election offices as they scrambled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic late last summer, he said he hoped he would never have to do it again. Republican legislatures are granting him...

FTC official raps Facebook for booting political ads probe

Aug. 05, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Federal Trade Commission official is criticizing Facebook’s move to shut down the personal accounts of two academic researchers and terminate their probe into misinformation spread through political ads on the social network. Facebook...

Head of Wisconsin's election review says probe is warranted

Aug. 02, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who is leading a review of the 2020 presidential election says a very thorough examination of the election is warranted, but the purpose of the investigation is not to overturn the results. Retired...

Facebook profits top $10B as its CEO exalts the 'metaverse'

Jul. 28, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

Concerns about a revenue growth slowdown pushed Facebook's shares lower in after-hours trading Wednesday, not long after the company reported that its second-quarter profits doubled thanks to a massive increase in advertising revenue. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg set his...

Biden: 'Killing people' remark was call for big tech to act

Jul. 19, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden tempered his assessment that social media giants are “killing people” by hosting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines on their platforms, saying Monday that he hoped they would not take it “personally” and instead would act to save lives....

Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Jul. 07, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has filed suit against three of the country's biggest tech companies, claiming he and other conservatives have been wrongfully censored. But legal experts say the suits are likely doomed to fail, given existing precedent and legal protections....