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As Musk buyout looms, Twitter searches for its soul

May. 14, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A toxic cesspool. A lifeline. A finger on the world's pulse. Twitter is all these things and more to its over 229 million users around the world — politicians, journalists, activists, celebrities, weirdos and normies, cat and dog lovers and just about anyone else with an...

Google gets more multilingual, but will it get the nuance?

May. 11, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — About 10 million people speak Quechua, but trying to automatically translate emails and text messages into the most widely spoken Indigenous language family in the Americas was long all but impossible. That changed on Wednesday, when Google added Quechua and a...

Meta opens first physical store

May. 11, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Facebook parent Meta has opened its first physical store — in Burlingame, California — to showcase its hardware products like virtual and augmented reality goggles and glasses. The store, which is open to the public as of Monday, is made for people...

Musk says he would reverse Twitter's ban of Donald Trump

May. 10, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk said Twitter would reverse its ban of former President Donald Trump if his purchase of the social media company goes through, signaling just how permissive the platform could become toward free speech under his ownership. Speaking virtually at an auto...

Major companies stay mum on thorny abortion issue - for now

May. 05, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion that would abolish a nationwide right to abortion has thrust major companies into what’s arguably the most divisive issue in American politics. But while some are signaling support for abortion rights, many want to stay...

Elon Musk asked to testify on Twitter by UK Parliament

May. 04, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee scrutinizing draft online safety legislation has invited Elon Musk to discuss his plans to buy Twitter and the changes he's proposing for the social media platform. Parliament's digital committee asked the Tesla CEO on Wednesday to...

Report calls out abuse of social media by Minneapolis police

May. 02, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Among the scathing findings of an investigation launched after the police killing of George Floyd is that Minneapolis police used covert or bogus social media accounts to monitor Black individuals and groups despite having no clear public safety rationale for doing so. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 29, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Unexplained hepatitis cases not...

Shares of Facebook parent Meta soar despite growth slowdown

Apr. 27, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

Facebook parent Meta's first quarter profit and its count of daily users jumped past Wall Street's expectations despite the company's slowest revenue growth since going public a decade ago. Shares were up sharply in after-hours trading. Meta cut a sharp contrast with Google parent...

Asian shares decline, echoing broad slump on Wall Street

Apr. 26, 2022 23:18 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares retreated on Wednesday, echoing a broad decline on Wall Street and driven by worries about how the war in Ukraine may push prices for oil and other commodities higher. Tokyo's benchmark rose after Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced measures to help...