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From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Dems

Nov. 4, 2019 12:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking. Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes competitors....

Sharply divided House approves Dems' impeachment rules

Nov. 1, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber's first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they'll...

Bureau hasn't budged on cutting payday loan protections

Oct. 30, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has not budged on its June decision cutting additional protections. "There was insufficient evidence and legal support for these requirements," CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger wrote in a Sep. 23 letter to Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, who is...

Facebook clarifies Zuckerberg remarks on false political ads

Oct. 24, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

Facebook reiterated its policy of not removing misleading or bogus political ads Thursday, clarifying its own policies after CEO Mark Zuckerberg offered Congress confusing and sometimes incomplete testimony on the subject. On Wednesday, in response to questions from House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine...

Zuckerberg defends Facebook's currency plans before Congress

Oct. 23, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg endured hours of prickly questioning from lawmakers Wednesday as he defended the company's new globally ambitious project to create a digital currency while also dealing with widening scrutiny from U.S. regulators. Representatives also grilled Zuckerberg on...

The Latest: Congressman compares Facebook CEO to president

Oct. 23, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before Congress (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican from Georgia, compared Mark Zuckerberg to President Donald Trump during a congressional hearing with the Facebook CEO. Loudermilk said both men are...

White House: Trump condemns violent parody, hasn't seen it

Oct. 14, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump "strongly condemns" a graphic and violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing opponents and members of the news media, the White House said Monday. But his press secretary said he hadn't yet watched the two-minute clip. The video, which...

Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

Oct. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency,...

NY Times: Violent parody video shown at Trump resort

Oct. 14, 2019 7:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A graphically violent parody video, shown at a meeting of President Donald Trump's supporters at his Miami resort, depicted a likeness of the president shooting and stabbing his opponents and members of the news media in a church, The New York Times reported Sunday. In the video, Trump's...

Facebook's Libra currency battered by defections, pushback

Oct. 12, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe. Last week, PayPal became...