Bay Area Social Media Giants On Hot Seat; Google, Twitter And Facebook CEOs Grilled During Senate HearingWith next week’s election looming, the CEOs of San Francisco Bay Area social media giants -- Twitter, Facebook and Google -- found themselves on a hot seat as they appeared remotely before a Senate hearing questioning their policies policing political speech and misinformation on their platforms.
Twitter, Google, Facebook CEOs To Face Grilling From Republican SenatorsLess than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are set to be grilled by Republican senators making unfounded allegations that the tech giants show anti-conservative bias. Democrats want to expand the discussion to include issues such as the companies’ impact on local news.
Livermore Man Gets 1-Year-Sentence For Online Threats Against Ohio State Football Coach, PlayersAn East Bay man who threatened to harm college football players at Ohio State University because they beat his favored team was sentenced by a federal judge.
Facebook in Showdown With Journalists, Academics Over Political Ad ResearchAcademics, journalists and First Amendment lawyers are rallying behind New York University researchers in a showdown with Facebook over its demand that they halt the collection of data showing who is being micro-targeted by political ads.
Senate Republicans Order Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey To TestifyThe GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas.
Facebook's Oversight Board Finally Hearing Cases, 2 Years After Being First AnnouncedFacebook's court-like Oversight Board for appealing content decisions will now begin receiving cases, officials of the social media giant headquartered in Menlo Park said Thursday.
With Just Over Two Weeks And Counting; Is Facebook Ready For The 2020 Election?Critical outsiders, as well as some of Facebook’s own employees, say the company’s efforts to revise its rules and tighten its safeguards heading onto the election remain wholly insufficient to the task, despite it having spent billions on the project.
YouTube Cracks Down On QAnon, Following Moves by Facebook, TwitterYouTube took steps to limit QAnon and other baseless conspiracy theories that can lead to real-world violence, the website announced Thursday.
FCC Chair Ajit Pai Seeks To Regulate Social Media Under Trump's Executive OrderThe Federal Communications Commission will draft regulations intended for Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies following a petition earlier this year by the Trump administration.
Facebook Announces Ban On Anti-Vaccination Ads But Not PostsFacebook announced Tuesday that it plans to ban ads on its platform that discourage vaccinations — with an exception carved out for ads about government vaccine policies and non-boosted posts.
Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $100M More to Help Election OfficesFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday donated an additional $100 million to local election offices to help them prepare for November as some conservatives stepped up their efforts to stop the funds from being used.
Facebook Will Ban Holocaust Denial Posts Under Hate Speech PolicyFacebook is expanding its hate speech policy to include content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust."
Facebook Bans Company It Says Ran Fake Accounts For Turning Point USA After InvestigationFacebook said Thursday it had banned a company it believes ran fake accounts for the conservative group Turning Point USA.
Facebook Extends Ban On Political Ads After Election DaySocial media giant Facebook says it will stop running issue and political ads after polls close on Election Day to reduce, in their words, "opportunities for confusion or abuse."
Sunnyvale Police Seek Armed Men Who Tried to Gain Entry to HomeFrightening home security footage had the Sunnyvale police requesting the public’s help Wednesday with its investigation into the attempted entry of a home by two armed men early the morning before.