Voters under age 25 are taking to the streets and to social media to express their opposition to President Trump. But will the political energy of Generation Z translate into votes for former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic…
By Michael Balsamo, Marcy Gordon, Associated Press
The Justice Department is proposing that Congress roll back legal protections for online platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter that generally could not be held legally responsible for what people post on the sites.
By Tali Arbel, Associated Press
A tech-focused civil liberties group has sued to block President Donald Trump's executive order that sought to regulate social media, saying it violates the First Amendment and chills speech. Trump's order, signed last week, could allow more lawsuits against internet…
In our news wrap Thursday, House Democratic leaders shelved a bill to renew government surveillance tools. The move followed President Trump’s promise to veto, after which congressional Republicans “abandoned their commitment to security,” according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Meanwhile, Trump…
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies.
By Associated Press
The president can’t unilaterally regulate or close the companies, but that didn't stop Trump from angrily issuing a strong warning.
President Trump’s messages to his more than 80 million Twitter followers can carry a lot of weight -- but don’t always represent the truth. Controversy recently erupted over a Trump tweet that had no basis in fact. Now, the social…
By John Yang, Sam Lane, Mike Fritz
Misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 have spread rapidly online, creating what some experts are now calling an “infodemic.” Health officials across the globe are scrambling to refute a flood of bogus claims, some of which could have harmful consequences.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
For a moment of diversion from difficult news, we have another look at -- and listen to -- some of the music being posted across social media using #SongsOfComfort. Jeffrey Brown has our selections from Yo-Yo Ma’s ongoing project.
More than 16 million Americans have applied for unemployment benefits in the last three weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic grinds the economy to a near halt. Even as many wait for the first direct payments from the U.S. government as…
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