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MSNBC News Anchor Apologizes after Homophobic Blog Posts Revealed

MSNBC News Anchor Apologizes after Homophobic Blog Posts Revealed

By Ryan Lynch | Dec 9
MSNBC Anchor Joy Reid publically apologized Monday after a Twitter user found homophobic remarks on her blog.

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

Facebook Launches Parent-Controlled Messenger App for Kids

By Barbara Ortutay | Dec 6
The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents.

Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

Nebraska to Build Wind Farm to Power Facebook Data Center

Nov 20
Utility officials say a new wind farm being built in northeastern Nebraska will provide 200 megawatts of power to a planned Facebook data center.

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

Rise in Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There Link?

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 18
An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link.

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn to Social Media to Find Heroes

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn to Social Media to Find Heroes

By Amanda Lee Myers | Nov 12
As soon as Chris Gilman knew she would survive the gunshot wound she sustained in the Las Vegas massacre, she wanted to find the two strangers who saved her life - a man and woman whose names she didn't even know.

Russian Election Meddling: Should Tech Giants Have Known?

Russian Election Meddling: Should Tech Giants Have Known?

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 5
There were signs, some say telltale signs, of Russians using social media to meddle in last year's U.S. elections long before tech companies wised up to it. Red flags included payments in rubles for ads on hot-button, divisive issues.

Under Pressure, Social Media Giants Acknowledge Meddling

Under Pressure, Social Media Giants Acknowledge Meddling

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker | Nov 4
In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics.

Russian Meddling: 5 Things Tech Giants Need to Tell Congress

Russian Meddling: 5 Things Tech Giants Need to Tell Congress

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 1
Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged to U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday that Russian-linked accounts began exploiting their services in 2015 to sway last year's presidential election.

Twitter Toughens Abuse Rules - and Now Has to Enforce Them

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 29
Twitter is enacting new policies around hate, abuse and advertisements, but having rules is only half the battle - the easy half.

Twitter to Disclose Info on Political Ads Amid Scrutiny

Twitter to Disclose Info on Political Ads Amid Scrutiny

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 26
Twitter says it will provide more information about political ads on its service, including who is funding them and how they are targeted.

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