Silicon Valley Social Media Companies Called Out in Mueller Report
A number of major Silicon Valley tech companies were called out in the Mueller report, taking some heat for the role they played in spreading Russian disinformation. Devin Fehely reports. (4-18-19)

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Congress Grills Facebook, Google On Their Role In Spread Of Hate Crimes, White NationalismCongress demanded answers from Facebook and Google on how social media is used by white supremacists. Allen Martin reports YouTube had to disable comments on its livestream because of the racist messages.
Mark Zuckerberg Calls For More Active Regulation On Tech, The InternetFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is calling for the government and regulators to play a bigger and more active role in policing the internet. This is the most comprehensive Zuckerberg has been on the issue. Betty Yu reports. 3-31-2019)
New Zealand Mosque Massacre Suspect Who Live-Streamed Attack Charged With MurderAs the Australian gunman who live-streamed his murderous rampage on two New Zealand mosques appeared in court Friday, Bay Area social media companies were being scrutinized for their response. Betty Yu reports. (3-15-19)
At Issue: Live-Streaming CrimeIn the wake of the New Zealand mosque massacre, Silicon Valley social media companies are coming under new scrutiny over their inability to keep criminal and disturbing content from being live-streamed to millions worldwide. Allen Martin discusses the issue with Connie Guglielmo from CNET. (3-15-19)
Kids Confront Sen. Dianne Feinstein Over Green New DealA group of young activists confronted U.S. senator Dianne Feinstein in her Bay Area office saying she should support a "green new deal" that other Democrats have proposed. (2-22-19)
Lawmakers Give Apple CEO 2 Weeks To Answer Questions On FaceTime BugA pair of congressional lawmakers penned a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook Tuesday warning him he had two weeks to answer questions surrounding the FaceTime flaw that allowed users to eavesdrop on each other. Maria Medina reports. (2-5-2019)
Netflix Pleads With Public to Stop Staging Dangerous 'Bird Box' ChallengesA dangerous online fad inspired by the new Netflix movie Bird Box has the Los Gatos streaming company issuing a warning to stop before people get hurt. Betty Yu reports. (1-3-19)
Talking Politics: Trump Staff Shakeup / Loose LipsFor the president, year end means out with the old, in with the new; Kevin Hart is the latest example of a celebrity laid low by past statements on social media. Phil Matier, Melissa Caen and Willie Brown talk it over. (12-9-18)
Facebook Says Security Hack Affected 50 Million User AccountsFacebook users beware: the social media network just announced hackers have accessed 50 million accounts and the company has no idea who did it. Maria Medina reports. (9-28-18)

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Facebook Says 50 Million User Accounts Affected by Security BreachOnce again, Facebook has been hacked, exposing the personal information of almost 50 million users. Len Ramirez reports. (9-28-18)
Experts Say Tesla Without Musk Would Be WeakerTesla's future is up in the air after federal regulators slapped CEO Elon Musk with a lawsuit. Maria Medina reports. (9-27-18)
SEC Sues Elon Musk Over Tesla TweetTesla chief executive officer Elon Musk was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of misleading investors when he tweeted that he had funding lined up to take the company private. Team coverage by Kiet Do and Julie Watts. (9-27-18)
Pittsburg Police Release Body Cam Footage of ArrestPittsburg police are releasing new body camera video in response to questions about the use of force on a man who was resisting arrest. (9-20-18)
Feds Seek Facebook Help to Wiretap Messenger AppThe U.S. government is trying to force Facebook to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, according to Reuters. Andria Borba reports. (8-17-18)
Popup Museum Takes Interactive Look at Female EmpowermentSan Francisco's newest popup museum is taking an important socio-political conversation in a colorful new direction. Betty Yu explains. (8-9-18)
Anne Hathaway Calls for Justice for Woman Stabbed to Death at BART StationThe hashtag #SayHerName began trending after the death of Nia Wilson, the 18-year-old Oakland teen killed by a white man in an unprovoked knife attack. Now actress Anne Hathaway is urging white people to use their voices and speak up for justice. Betty Yu reports. (7-26-18)
Facebook Stock Price Drop Costs Zuckerberg BillionsFacebook just had the worst day in stock market history and the drop in stock value bumped Zuckerberg down to number six on Forbes’ ranking of the world’s billionaires. Mary Lee reports. (7-26-18)
ConsumerWatch: New Phishing Scam Involves 'Sextortion'The newest phishing scam circulating online is sure to get your attention -- it has to do with porn and your password. Julie Watts reports. (7-26-18)
After-Hours Plunge in Facebook Stock Price Portends Tech TroublesTech stocks are expected to take a hit when markets open Thursday after Facebook saw a big plunge in after-hours trading. Maria Medina reports. (7-25-18)
Facebook Reports Slower-Than-Expected Revenue GrowthThe social network's user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter as the company grappled with privacy issues, sending its stock tumbling after hours. Devin Fehely reports. (7-25-18)
Racist Rants Plague Pleasanton Community Facebook PagePleasanton locals used to turn to a popular Facebook page to keep up with community events but, in recent days, that page has been a target for racist rants. John Ramos reports. (7-19-18)
Twitter Removes Millions of Fake FollowersIt's being called the Great Twitter Purge. The social media platform just trashed tens of millions of fake accounts. Julie Watts reports. (7-13-18)
Photo of Draymond Green Posed with Israeli Rifle Sparks OutrageWarriors star Draymond Green is at the center of a public relations controversy after a photo of him holding a rifle at an Israel border police training facility surfaced online. Andria Borba reports. (7-12-18)
ConsumerWatch Weekend: Kids and TechSummer is in full swing and that means kids have more free time for technology. KPIX 5's Julie Watts talks with Dr. Catherine Pearlman, a family coach and author of "Ignore It" (7-7-18)
ConsumerWatch Weekend: Social Media in the WorkplaceSaturday marks the ninth annual Social Media Day. While social media may be great for sharing selfies and cute cat pictures it has also become an important tool for building brands and even your career. Julie Watts talked with Mehak Vohra, founder of Jamocha Media, a digital marketing company in San Francisco. (6-30-18)
At Issue: Social Media ConsequencesKPIX 5's Phil Matier talks with Harmeet Dhillon, a lawyer and Republican Party official, about the consequences of personal statements on social media in the workplace. (6-3-18)
Flight Attendant Finds Couple's Wedding Photos on Flash DriveA Houston-based flight attendant is being praised for her work on the ground. She found a flash drive full of wedding pictures outside a BART station and, thanks to social media, she found the couple, too. Betty Yu reports. (5-30-18)
Facebook Outgrows Its Menlo Park CampusFacebook is expanding. The social media giant is taking over office space across the Bay Area. Devin Fehely reports. (5-27-18)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Goes To WashingtonFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started on his apology tour in Washington D.C. as he prepares to appear before Congress. Katie Nielsen reports. (4/9/18)

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