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This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Russian agents on Twitter attempted to deflect bad news around President Trump's election campaign in October 2016 and refocused criticism on the mainstream media and the Clinton campaign, according to an exclusive AP analysis of an archive of deleted accounts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 09, 2017 - 10:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year's presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton's campaign, according to an Associated Press analysis of since...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are lower in early trading Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, as falling interest rates continue to put pressure on banks, and technology and energy companies also move lower. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 08, 2017 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are slightly higher Wednesday and technology companies are on track for their tenth gain in a row, thanks in part to a jump for video game companies. Household products companies are also rising, while a recent decline in interest rates continues to put pressure...
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Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process are displayed as, from left, Google's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, and Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, testify during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 01, 2017 - 10:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A trove of Facebook ads made public Wednesday by Congress depicts Russia's extraordinary cyber intrusion into American life in 2016 aimed at upending the nation's democratic debate and fomenting discord over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics. The ads,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, a conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
November 01, 2017 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that the company is serious about preventing abuse and that its investments in keeping "problematic content" off its social network will affect its profitability. "Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits,"...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says a Russian internet agency posted more than 80,000 pieces of content during and after the 2016 election, and that content was distributed to an estimated 126 million users. The company plans to disclose the new numbers to Congress in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, according to a source familiar with the testimony. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 31, 2017 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on Russia-linked posts on social media (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Congress has opened the first of three hearings on Russia-linked posts on Facebook, Google and Twitter and evidence of interference with the 2016 presidential election. Top...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook says a Russian internet agency posted more than 80,000 pieces of content during and after the 2016 election, and that content was distributed to an estimated 126 million users. The company plans to disclose the new numbers to Congress in testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, according to a source familiar with the testimony. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 31, 2017 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google are set to go before senators Tuesday to defend their security measures as new revelations have emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought. Testimony from Facebook obtained by The...
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October 25, 2017 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Twitter and Google say they will send representatives to a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing next week on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The Oct. 31 hearing is the third scheduled with the social media companies as congressional investigators probe the spread...
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October 19, 2017 - 6:46 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Facebook says its top executives aren't coming to Thailand, two days after the country's military ruler announced CEO Mark Zuckerberg would meet him this month. Facebook said in a one-sentence statement Thursday "There are no plans currently for any of our senior leaders to visit...
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October 18, 2017 - 8:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media. Officials from Google talked to investigators behind closed doors in recent weeks as part of the...
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October 02, 2017 - 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has fired a corporate lawyer who said on social media about the Las Vegas mass shooting that she wasn't sympathetic because "country music fans often are Republican gun-toters." The network said Monday that Hayley Geftman-Gold had violated the company's standards by expressing...
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