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Politics May 03A decision on suspended Trump Facebook account expected this week
The social network's quasi-independent Oversight Board says it will announce its decision Wednesday on a case concerning the former president's account.
Economy Apr 06Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a ‘wasteland of vapid’ content
In a letter sent Tuesday to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on economic and consumer policy says YouTube isn't doing enough to protect kids from material that could harm them.
Politics Mar 25WATCH: Congress press Big Tech CEOs over speech, misinformation
The CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Google face a new grilling by Congress Thursday, one focused on their efforts to prevent their platforms from spreading falsehoods and inciting violence.
Politics Jan 21Facebook’s oversight board to rule on indefinite Trump ban
The social media giant said it's referring the matter to the oversight board for what it called an "independent judgment" on on upholding the decision. Twitter, by contrast, has permanently banned Trump.
Nation Jan 06Twitter suspends Trump amid Capitol violence
In an unprecedented step, Twitter suspended the account of President Donald Trump for 12 hours Wednesday after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the integrity of the election and threatened him with a permanent ban.
Politics Nov 05Facebook bans big ‘Stop the Steal’ group for sowing violence
Facebook banned a large group called "Stop the Steal" that supporters of President Donald Trump were using to organize protests against the presidential vote count.
Nation Nov 03Pennsylvania emerges as online misinformation hot spot
Misleading claims have spread for hours on social media about polling machine outages in Scranton and a poll worker destroying ballots cast for President Donald Trump.
Nation Oct 18Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?
Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it’s learned its lesson and is no longer a conduit for misinformation, voter…
Nation Oct 15YouTube follows Twitter and Facebook with QAnon crackdown
The Google-owned video platform said Thursday it will now prohibit material targeting a person or group with conspiracy theories that have been used to justify violence.
Politics Oct 07Facebook braces for a contested election
Facebook said it's readied new safeguards for the 2020 U.S. elections that have it better prepared to deal with candidates who prematurely declare victory or contest official results.