Oakland Officials: 9 OPD Officers Disciplined After Investigation into Racist, Sexist Social Media PostsOakland city officials on Friday released a statement regarding a recent investigation into inappropriate use of social media by OPD officers that started last January, noting that a total of nine officers were disciplined as a result.
Facebook Apologizes for 'Primates' Label on Video of Black MenFacebook has apologized for putting a “primates” label on a video of Black men, according to a report in the New York Times.
Outspoken Former Giant Aubrey Huff's Twitter Account SuspendedThe twitter account of outspoken former San Francisco Giants star Aubrey Huff was suspended by the San Francisco-based social media giant Tuesday for violations of its posting rules.
New Facebook Prayer Request Tool Draws Praise, DoubtFacebook has rolled out a new prayer request feature, a tool embraced by some religious leaders as a way to engage the faithful. Others eye it warily as they weigh its usefulness against the privacy concerns they have with the social network.
Twitter Posts Stronger-Than-Expected Q2 Results, Shares JumpTwitter on Thursday posted stronger-than-expected earnings for the second quarter thanks to growing advertising demand across all geographic regions and types of ad products.
Facebook Asks Recusal Of FTC Head In Antitrust Case DecisionFacebook is asking that the new head of the Federal Trade Commission step away from decisions on whether to continue the agency's antitrust case against the social network giant.
Judge Dismisses Government Antitrust Lawsuits Against FacebookA federal judge on Monday dismissed antitrust lawsuits brought against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state attorneys general, dealing a significant blow to attempts by regulators to rein in tech giants.
Facebook Launches Podcasts, Live Audio Service To Compete With Emerging Rivals- Facebook is launching podcasts and live audio streams in the U.S. on Monday to keep users engaged on its platform and to compete with emerging rivals.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Plans To WFH For At Least Half Of The Next YearFacebook is giving its employees more flexibility to work outside the office — and Mark Zuckerberg is leading by example.
Facebook, Instagram Will Now Let All Users Hide Likes On PostsFacebook and Instagram are giving all users the option to hide public "likes" on their posts, potentially upending a core dynamic of the social media platforms.
San Jose Shooting: 'America's Disease;' Shooting At San Jose VTA Rail Yard Prompts Outpouring Of Reaction On Social MediaIn the wake of the tragic events in San Jose Wednesday that left nine people dead, there was an outpouring of sympathy and condolences from officials on social media for the victims' families.
Florida Governor Signs Law Seeking To Rein In Large Social Media Companies, Blasts Silicon ValleyRepublican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday that seeks to punish social media platforms that remove “conservative ideas” from their sites, though it is not clear if it would pass constitutional muster.
Five Peninsula Projects Receive $1.5 Million Facebook Grant to Build Low-Cost HousingFacebook awarded $1.5 million to five projects that will help create low-cost housing in the Peninsula communities of East Palo Alto, Belle Haven and North Fair Oaks.
Russia Won't Block Twitter, But Partial Slowdown To ContinueRussian authorities on Monday backed away from threats to block Twitter, saying that the social media platform deleted most of the banned content identified by Moscow and expressed “readiness and interest in building a constructive dialogue.”
Facebook Loses Court Fight Over Halting European Union - US Data TransfersFacebook lost a legal battle Friday with Ireland's data privacy watchdog over a European Union privacy decision that could result in the social network being forced to stop transferring data to the U.S.