Violent hate crimes are on the rise in the U.S. and across the globe. As a result, the ways in which hate groups use social media to threaten, galvanize and radicalize are drawing new scrutiny, including from Congress on Tuesday.
As concerns mount globally over how to monitor internet material without stifling free speech, the British proposal reflects a push by some countries -- particularly in Europe but also Australia and New Zealand -- to give regulators more power.
By Danica Kirka, Associated Press
Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true.
By Amanda Seitz, Jeff Horwitz, Bernard Condon, Mae Anderson, Associated Press
The social media giant said it will require political advertisers to confirm they are located in a European Union country.
By Kelvin Chan, Associated Press
By Mae Anderson, Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
The Department of Housing and Urban Development says Facebook technology illegally restricts who can view housing-related ads.
By Associated Press
The social network says it hadn't applied its ban to expressions of white nationalism because it previously linked such expressions with broader concepts of nationalism and separatism.
By Barbara Ortutay, Frank Bajak, Associated Press
Facebook said there is no evidence its employees abused access to the data, but thousands of employees could have searched them.
Award-winning producer, songwriter and musician T Bone Burnett made a fire-and-brimstone rebuke against big tech “surveillance capitalists” last week at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, saying Silicon Valley is destroying humanity.
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
The changes to Facebook's advertising methods —which generate most of the company's enormous profits — are unprecedented.
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