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Missouri House Democrat is kicked off committees after posting photo with alleged Holocaust denier

A Missouri House Democrat has been removed from committee assignments after social media posts showed her with a man cited by the Anti-Defamation League as a Holocaust denier.

Euro 2024 draw ceremony interrupted by noises in German concert hall in claimed social media prank

The draw ceremony for the European Championship in men’s soccer has been disrupted by unexplained noises that competed for attention with the team names being read out on stage in Hamburg.

Canada says Google will pay $74 million annually to Canadian news industry under new online law

Canada’s government says it has reached a deal with Google for the company to contribute $100 million Canadian dollars annually to the country’s news industry.

Fake AI-generated woman on tech conference agenda leads Microsoft and Amazon execs to drop out

Tech executives at Microsoft and Amazon have dropped out of an upcoming software conference after at least one of the women on the agenda turned out to be fake.

Court document claims Meta knowingly designed its platforms to hook kids, reports say

A newly unsealed legal complaint claims Facebook parent Meta Platforms deliberately engineered its social platforms to hook kids.

Russia puts the spokesman for Facebook owner Meta on a wanted list

Russia’s interior ministry has added the spokesman of U.S. technology company Meta to a wanted list according to its online database.

Air Force base defends itself from claims of political bias over conservative rally warning

The Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota is defending itself from claims of political bias after an unofficial message cautioning airmen to not attend a conservative political rally began circulating on social media.

Maryland hate crime commission member suspended for anti-Israel social media posts

The Maryland Attorney General has suspended a member of the state’s new commission aimed at addressing hate crimes after she posted on social media criticizing the recent actions of Israel in Gaza.

OpenAI’s unusual nonprofit structure led to dramatic ouster of sought-after CEO

Unlike Google, Facebook and countless other tech giants, the company behind ChatGPT was not created to be a business.

Taylor Swift postpones Rio de Janeiro show, citing record heat a day after fan dies during concert

Taylor Swift has postponed a concert in Rio de Janeiro after a 23-year-old fan died during her Friday night show.

NFL host Charissa Thompson says on social media she didn’t fabricate quotes by players or coaches

Fox Sports and Amazon host Charissa Thompson has taken to social media to clarify her comments on a podcast earlier this week that she “would make up” sideline reports during NFL games.

IBM, EU, Disney and others pull ads from Elon Musk’s X as concerns about antisemitism fuel backlash

Advertisers are fleeing social media platform X over concerns about their ads showing up next to pro-Nazi content, hate speech on the site in general or billionaire owner Elon Musk’s own posts endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory.

FTC warns food industry trade groups and influencers about disclosures on paid social media posts

The Federal Trade Commission says it issued warnings to two food and beverage industry groups, as well as to a dozen online influencers and dieticians for failing to adequately disclose paid social media posts that promoted a sweetener and sugary products.

Moms for Liberty removes two Kentucky chapter leaders who posed with far-right Proud Boys

Moms for Liberty says it’s removed two Kentucky chapter chairs from leadership positions after they posed in photos with members of the far-right group the Proud Boys.

Nikki Haley walks back her demand that social media ban anonymous posters after facing GOP backlash

Nikki Haley says anonymity online poses a “national security threat.” The GOP presidential contender Tuesday called for user verification and said social media networks should reveal their algorithms.

Matthew Perry’s ‘Friends’ co-stars reminiscence about late actor

Matthew Perry’s “Friends” co-stars are sharing more remembrances of the star in their first personal social media posts since the actor’s death last month.

To help 2024 voters, Meta says it will begin labeling political ads that use AI-generated imagery

Microsoft and Meta have released initiatives designed to help voters know when they see a political ad containing altered images, video or audio.

A Meta engineer saw his own child face harassment on Instagram. Now, he’s testifying before Congress

On the same day whistleblower Frances Haugen was testifying before Congress about the harms of Facebook and Instagram to children in the fall of 2021, Arturo Béjar, then a contractor at the social media giant, sent an email to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the same topic.

Mark Zuckerberg undergoes knee surgery after the Meta CEO got hurt during martial arts training

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest martial arts sparring session sent him to the operating table. The Meta Platforms CEO and mixed martial arts enthusiast posted on social media Friday that he tore one of his anterior cruciate ligaments, or ACLs, while training for a fight early next year.

European privacy officials widen ban on Meta’s behavioral advertising to most of Europe

European privacy officials have widened a ban on Meta’s “behavioral advertising” practices to most of Europe.

The Supreme Court wrestles with social media cases that have echoes of Donald Trump

The Supreme Court is wrestling with whether public officials can block critics from commenting on their social media accounts.

The Supreme Court takes up social media cases similar to one about Donald Trump’s Twitter feed

The Supreme Court is tackling the question of when public officials can block critics from commenting on their social media accounts.

Meta rolls out paid ad-free option for European Facebook and Insta users after privacy ruling

Facebook and Instagram users in Europe are getting the option to pay for ad-free versions of the social media platforms as a way to comply with the continent’s strict data privacy rules.

In Myanmar, a Facebook post deemed inflammatory led to an ex-minister’s arrest

A former high-profile Myanmar army officer who had served as information minister and presidential spokesperson in a previous military-backed government has been arrested and charged with spreading false or inflammatory news.

A year after Musk takeover, X struggles with usage decline and misinformation

One year ago, billionaire Elon Musk walked into Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters with a white bathroom sink and a grin, fired its CEO and other top executives and began transforming the social media platform into what is now known as X.

Facebook parent Meta posts sharply higher profit in 3Q thanks to increase in ad revenue

Facebook parent Meta has posted sharply higher earnings for the third quarter, boosted by an increase in advertising revenue and lower expenses after it laid off thousands of workers.

States sue Meta claiming its social platforms are addictive and harm children’s mental health

Dozens of U.S. states, including California, New York, Arizona and Indiana are suing Meta Platforms Inc. for harming young people’s mental health and contributing the youth mental health crisis by knowingly designing features on Instagram and Facebook that addict children to the platforms.

States sue Meta claiming its social platforms are addictive and harm children’s mental health

Dozens of US states, including California, New York, Arizona and Indiana are suing Meta Platforms Inc. for harming young people’s mental health and contributing the youth mental health crisis by knowingly designing features on Instagram and Facebook that addict children to the platforms.

The Supreme Court allows the White House to continue work to combat controversial social media posts

The Supreme Court says it will indefinitely block a lower court order curbing Biden administration efforts to combat controversial social media posts on topics including COVID-19 and election security.

Illinois government employee fired after posting antisemitic comments on social media

An employee with the Illinois comptroller’s office has been fired after she posted antisemitic comments on social media during an exchange about the latest Israel-Hamas war.