A San Francisco production company that can’t open its annual Halloween attraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a creative seasonal service to offer instead: “screaming” telegrams delivered by terrifying costumed clowns. (10-8-20)

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SF Company Offers ‘Screaming Telegrams’ From Terrifying ClownsA San Francisco production company that can’t open its annual Halloween attraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a creative seasonal service to offer instead: “screaming” telegrams delivered by terrifying costumed clowns. (10-8-20)
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Castro Valley Girl Launches Facebook Fundraiser to Save Oakland ZooA 6-year-old Castro Valley girl is trying to save the Oakland Zoo, one bracelet at a time. Andrea Nakano reports. (7-9-20)
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Facebook Says It Will Crack Down on Hate SpeechFacebook announced Friday it will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially “harmful” posts from public figures Ken Bastida talke with Cnet editor Ian Sherr. (6-26-20)
Bay Area Attorney Sues Facebook, Calls Site's Standards Enforcement Inconsistent, CapriciousA Bay Area attorney known for suing e-mail spammers is suing Facebook after having his account blocked numerous times for what he says is protected political speech. Andrea Nakano reports. (6-22-20)
Bay Area Gyms Cut TIes With CrossFit Over Founder's George Floyd TweetA powerhouse fitness brand is losing support after the founder sent out a controversial tweet about George Floyd. Andria Borba reports. (6-8-20)
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Trump Slaps Silicon Valley Social Media Firms With Executive OrderEscalating a feud that began when Twitter tagged a Trump tweet with a fact-check link, the president responded by signing an executive order aimed at social media companies Thursday, Kenny Choi reports. (5-28-20)
Pres. Trump Steps Up Feud With Social Media ProvidersBay Area tech giants Facebook and Twitter drew fire from both sides of the political spectrum Thursday while bracing for a possible executive order from President Trump over monitoring political messaging on their platforms. Natalie Brand reports. (5-28-20)
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