Facebook has agreed to a $550 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accuses it of violating the rights of millions of Illinois users by harvesting their biometric data without permission.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
Online political ads are still vulnerable to manipulation in this year's U.S. election. That's according to experts who warn that foreign governments and domestic grifters could try to influence the election again this year, just as they did in 2016.
By Barbara Ortutay, Amanda Seitz, Associated Press
United Nations investigators have unveiled an extraordinary charge: that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia may have been personally involved in hacking Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos, one of the world’s richest men. Nick Schifrin reports and talks to Agnès…
In our news wrap Thursday, Britain’s House of Commons gave final approval to the country’s leaving the European Union on January 31st. The bill will become law once the House of Lords gives its pro forma consent. Also, officials responding…
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
Instead, it is announcing much more limited “transparency features” that aim to give users slightly more control over how many political ads they see.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Syria to meet with its president, Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus. Syrian state media released images of the two leaders, who also met with military commanders. Also, the Justice Department…
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
Facebook says it is forbidding the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools. But the policy leaves plenty of loopholes.
Across the country, local newspapers are printing fewer pages, less frequently -- and sometimes collapsing entirely. Recent studies paint a grim picture of the decline in local newspapers and the impact it has on American politics. Jeffrey Brown reports and…
By Mae Anderson, Associated Press
Twitter's and Facebook's announcements underscore the fact that misinformation concerns aren't limited to the U.S. and Russia.
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