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.
The Judiciary Committee hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday follows a series of violent incidents fueled in part by online communication. Watch live in our player.
By Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press
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
By Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
Creating more ways for Facebook's more than 2 billion users to keep things private could undermine the company's business model, which depends on the ability to learn about the things people like and then sell ads tied to those interests.
By Harry Zahn, Joshua Barajas
The reports focus on the machinations of the Internet Research Agency, a well-funded organization within Russia’s propaganda wing that was indicted in February by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team for plotting to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
A Senate intelligence committee has released bipartisan reports exposing further efforts by Russia to influence American elections via social media. Judy Woodruff speaks with committee member Sen. Ron Wyden, R-Ore., about how sophisticated the Russian efforts are, what social media…
By Phuong Le, Daisy Nguyen, Don Thompson, Associated Press
Many of the missing are seniors without cellphones or social media accounts who had moved to the Northern California area that's known as a refuge for retirees.
By Mae Anderson, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
The company says hackers exploited its "View As" feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else. Facebook says it has taken steps to fix the security problem and alerted law enforcement.
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