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MIT Student Sues CIA for Info on Twitter Jokes

MIT Student Sues CIA for Info on Twitter Jokes

May 21
A Massachusetts doctoral student is trying to force the CIA to open up about how it uses jokes on social media.

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

Facebook Ramps Up Its Response to Violent Videos

By Barbara Ortutay | May 8
Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material - including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda - off of its site.

Students Sue Over Suspensions for 'Liking' Racist Posts

Students Sue Over Suspensions for 'Liking' Racist Posts

By Sudhin Thanawala | May 8
Four California high school students sued a school district after they were suspended over their responses to Instagram posts that included a black student and coach with nooses around their necks.

Facebook Hates, Loves on Picture for Charlotte, N.C., Gay Play

Facebook Hates, Loves on Picture for Charlotte, N.C., Gay Play

By Maria Dominguez | May 7
A play that tells two parallel stories, set in 1958 and 2008, explores homosexuality, pride and the social conditions that influence LGBTQ people. The company's promotion of this play has inspired great ire on Facebook

Facebook, Twitter, Google Sued Over San Bernardino Attack

Facebook, Twitter, Google Sued Over San Bernardino Attack

May 7
Family members of San Bernardino terror attack victims sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, accusing the companies of providing platforms that help the Islamic State group spread propaganda, recruit followers and raise money.

U.S. to Seek Social Media Details from Certain Visa Applicants

U.S. to Seek Social Media Details from Certain Visa Applicants

By Matthew Lee | May 6
The State Department wants to review social media, email addresses and phone numbers from some foreigners seeking U.S. visas, as part of the Trump administration's enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors.

Target of Online Trolls Suing Neo-Nazi Website's Publisher

Target of Online Trolls Suing Neo-Nazi Website's Publisher

By Michael Kunzelman | Apr 20
A Montana real estate agent sued the founder of a neo-Nazi website on Tuesday, saying the publisher orchestrated an anti-Semitic "campaign of terror" that bombarded the woman and her family with hateful messages from anonymous internet trolls.

Cleveland Shooting the Latest Crime Video on Facebook

Cleveland Shooting the Latest Crime Video on Facebook

Apr 18
A Facebook video of an Ohio man shooting a 74-year-old retiree in Cleveland was up for three hours Sunday after it was posted, raising questions about the social-media network's process for taking down objectionable content posted by its users.

Facebook Launches Resource to Help Spot Misleading News

Facebook Launches Resource to Help Spot Misleading News

By Barbara Ortutay | Apr 9
Facebook is launching a resource to help you spot false news and misleading information that spreads on its service.

Tech Leaders, Others Launch $14M 'News Integrity' Nonprofit

Tech Leaders, Others Launch $14M 'News Integrity' Nonprofit

Apr 6
Facebook and Mozilla are among the companies and organizations launching a $14 million fund to promote news literacy and increase trust in journalism.

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