Social media industry

A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Woke Blacks" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that in the latter half of 2016, the defendants and their co-conspirators, through their Internet Research Agency LLC, personas, including "Woke Blacks," to begin to encourage U.S. minority groups to not vote in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
Friday's election-interference indictment brought by Robert Mueller, the U.S. special counsel, underscores how thoroughly social-media companies like Facebook and Twitter were played by Russian propagandists. And it's not clear if the companies have taken sufficient action to prevent something...
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January 30, 2018 - 9:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Fortune 500 drug company that is led by a black CEO. Merck & Co., not Pfizer, has a black CEO. A corrected version of the story is below: Chenault dealt with crises,...
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FILE - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo shows Twitter headquarters in San Francisco. On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, Twitter announced that chief operating officer Anthony Noto is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Noto is joining Social Finance Inc., an online lender, as chief executive and a director. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 23, 2018 - 9:38 am
Twitter's chief operating officer is leaving the social media giant to lead another company. Anthony Noto joined Twitter in July 2014 after a stint at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as chief financial officer at Twitter. Noto is considered a key part of the company's leadership team. Shares of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, file photo, a trader works at the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, led by gains in banks and retailers. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields. Facebook dropped after saying it would make significant changes to user feeds that will result in fewer posts from brands. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 12, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising retailers pushed U.S. stock indexes further into record territory on Friday, as the market's fabulous start to 2018 carried through its second week. Interest rates also climbed after a report showed that a key component of inflation accelerated last month. But stocks absorbed...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that it is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful.” The changes come as Facebook faces criticism that social media can make people feel depressed and isolated. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 12, 2018 - 4:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more "meaningful." By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, the change could hurt news organizations and other...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, that it is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more “meaningful.” The changes come as Facebook faces criticism that social media can make people feel depressed and isolated. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
January 11, 2018 - 11:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is tweaking what people see to make their time on it more "meaningful" in a move that could hurt publishers and news organizations that rely on it to spread their content. Facebook has said before that it will emphasize personal connections over business pages and...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A sweeping new report by congressional Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive counter-measures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the U.S. from again falling victim to the Kremlin’s systematic meddling. The 200-plus page report released by Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, comes without sign-off from Republicans on the panel.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 10, 2018 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report by Senate Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard...
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This photo provided by Facebook demonstrates Facebook's new Messenger app for kids on an iPhone. Facebook is launching the messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, though they often do. (Courtesy of Facebook via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 10:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is coming for your kids. The social media giant is launching a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who can't yet have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, though they...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo, a user gets ready to launch Facebook on an iPhone, in North Andover, Mass. Facebook and record label Universal Music Group have signed a multiyear deal that will let Facebook users share videos that have the label's music in them. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
November 29, 2017 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is pledging $50 million a year to match disaster-relief donations, part of a bevy of tools and efforts around charitable causes the social media giant announced on Wednesday. The pledge isn't all new money, but represents an effort to formalize matches Facebook has already...
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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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