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Social media hammered by mounting questions over advertising

May. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

Social media has had a rough 2022 with lingering questions about advertising spending, political ads and a $44 billion takeover of Twitter that may or may not be happening, depending on which Elon Musk tweet you read. Then late Monday Snap, which runs the Snapchat app that features...

DC sues Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica privacy breach

May. 23, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia on Monday sued Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg, seeking to hold him personally liable for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a privacy breach of millions of Facebook users’ personal data that became a major corporate and political scandal. D.C....

Boards for Meta, Twitter face backlash from NY pension fund

May. 23, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A major New York pension fund that has invested in both Facebook's corporate parent and Twitter believes it's time to shake up the companies' boards of directors because of their inability to keep violent content off their influential social media services. The...

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

May. 20, 2022 12:33 PM 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: ___ Experts: Mars ‘doorway’ just...

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...