Facebook Faces Wrongful Death Suit From Family Of Slain Oakland Federal Guard David UnderwoodA wrongful death lawsuit against Facebook, which recently changed its name to Meta, was filed Thursday on behalf of the sister of a federal officer shot and killed in Oakland by an alleged member of an extremist group, attorneys for the woman said.
SF-Based Twitter Bans Marjorie Taylor Greene's Personal AccountTwitter said Sunday it had banned the personal account of far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for multiple violations of the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy
Millbrae Teen Arrested For School Threats On Social Media As Districts Nationwide On AlertA Millbrae teen was arrested for alleged social media threats against a school, as districts across the country are on alert about posts threatening violence on campuses.
Bay Area School Officials, Law Enforcement on Alert Over TikTok Posts Threatening ViolenceThreats of school shootings posted to the social media platform TikTok prompted school districts around the country to respond.
Top Meta Executive Points To Individual Users For Spreading InformationIndividual users, not tech platforms, shoulder the responsibility for the spread of misinformation online, according to Andrew Bosworth, a top exec at Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook.
Juvenile Arrested For Making Social Media Threats Targeting Marin County SchoolA juvenile has been arrested after allegedly posting threats targeting students and faculty at San Rafael's Davidson Middle School.
Instagram Head Faces Sharp Questions From Senators Amid Anger Over Possible Harm To Young UsersThe head of a Senate panel examining social media’s negative effects on young people has dismissed as “a public relations tactic” some safety measures announced by Facebook’s popular Instagram platform.
Orinda Police Investigate Alleged Student Threat, Gun Photo Shared on Social MediaPolice were at Orinda Intermediate School on Tuesday, investigating reports of a student making threats to another student and holding what looked like a gun in social media photos since taken down.
SF Restaurant Apologizes for Denying Service to Armed, On-Duty Police OfficersThe owners of a restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood apologized Sunday for asking police officers to leave their eatery because the officers' guns made employees uncomfortable.
Facebook Uncovers Massive Network To Spread COVID MisinformationA disinformation network with ties to China used hundreds of fake social media accounts — including one belonging to a fictitious Swiss biologist — to spread an unfounded claim that the U.S. pressured scientists to blame China for the coronavirus.
New Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal Steps From Behind The Scenes To High ProfileNewly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley's highest-profile and politically volatile jobs.
House Votes to Censure Congressman Paul Gosar for Posting Violent Video on Social MediaThe House voted on Wednesday to censure Republican Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona and strip him of his two committee assignments after he posted an edited anime video to his social media accounts that depicted violence against Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and President Biden.
Elon Musk Trolls Bernie Sanders on Twitter: 'I Keep Forgetting You're Still Alive'Elon Musk is trolling again on Twitter and this time his target is Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Pittsburg Police Find Social Media Outpaces Amber Alerts When Notifying Public of AbductionsWhen a toddler was abducted in a stolen truck Thursday evening, Pittsburg police officers knew there would be a delay in getting out an Amber Alert so they first turned to social media.
Tesla Shares Slide After Elon Musk Asks Twitter If He Should SellMore than $30 billion was wiped off Tesla's market value on Monday after millions of Elon Musk's Twitter followers voted in favor of him selling 10% of his shares.