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California discloses Facebook probe, sues for documents

Nov. 6, 2019 5:58 PM EST

California's attorney general disclosed an ongoing probe into Facebook's privacy practices Wednesday, as it sued the company over its repeated refusal to turn over documents and answer questions. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his probe has been going on for more than a year. He said he was...

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....

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 4, 2019 6:12 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT THE WHISTLEBLOWER IN UKRAINE SCANDAL IS WILLING TO DO The person has offered to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person's lawyer says. 2. WHERE LEAD IN WATER IS WORSE THAN...

The pressure is now on Facebook to ban political ads, too

Oct. 31, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter's ban on political advertising is ratcheting up pressure on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit. But so far, that doesn't appear likely to happen. Facebook's policy is to accept paid political ads from candidates without fact-checking them or censoring them, even if...

Twitter pulls back on political ads, but pitfalls await

Oct. 31, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter announced an end Wednesday to political campaign and issue ads on its service, calling it an important step in reducing the flow of election-related misinformation. But some of its users might face an unintended consequence or two. Among those potentially affected could be...

'A bold step': Democrats laud Twitter for political ad ban

Oct. 30, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates largely praised Twitter's decision Wednesday to ban all political advertising, while President Donald Trump's reelection campaign decried the move as attempting to muzzle conservatives on social media. "We believe political message reach should be...

Twitter bans political ads ahead of 2020 election

Oct. 30, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter, reacting to growing concern about misinformation spread on social media, is banning all political advertising from its service. Its move strikes a sharp contrast with Facebook, which continues to defend running paid political ads, even false ones, as a free speech priority....

Facebook posts solid 3Q despite rising regulatory threats

Oct. 30, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook reported solid third-quarter results Wednesday showing steady growth in its user base even as it faces broad regulatory threats and criticism over its power and negative effects on society. CEO Mark Zuckerberg lauded the company's financial performance before launching into an...

Facebook employees sign letter opposing political ads policy

Oct. 28, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of Facebook employees have signed a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives saying they oppose the social network's policy of letting politicians lie in advertisements. The New York Times reported Monday that more than 250 workers have signed the letter urging...

Facebook launches a news section - and will pay publishers

Oct. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

Over the course of its 15 year history, Facebook has variously ignored news organizations while eating their advertising revenue, courted them for video projects it subsequently abandoned, and then largely cut their stories out of its newsfeeds . Now it plans to pay them for news headlines — reportedly...