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Pro-Moscow voices tried to steer Ohio train disaster debate
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Soon after a train derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in Ohio last month, anonymous pro-Russian accounts started spreading misleading claims and anti-American propaganda about it on… Read More
Elon Musk says he won’t buy Twitter
Updated July 8, 2022 at 6:05 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Elon Musk wants to break off his agreement to buy Twitter. In a letter to the company, filed… Read More
Top Facebook Official: Our Aim Is To Make Lying On the Platform ‘More Difficult’
Facebook’s head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said that Facebook is working harder than ever to counteract efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies
President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.
Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media After Twitter Adds Warning On His Tweets
Tensions between President Trump and Twitter escalate as he threatens to “strongly regulate” or shut down social media platforms, which he accuses of silencing conservative viewpoints.
Twitter To Halt Political Ads, In Contrast To Facebook
CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter will stop running political ads, citing online ads’ “significant risks to politics.” Facebook has been criticized for allowing deceptive political ads.
Senator Pushes Bill To Curb ‘Exploitative And Addictive’ Social Media Practices
The legislation by a freshman Republican senator would prohibit features like auto-play and infinite scrolling, used by social media companies to keep users on their platform longer.
Study Shows Americans Are Meaner On Twitter Than Canadians
Canadian Twitter may truly be a nicer place. Researcher Bryor Snefjella says Canadians tend to tweet more positive words compared to their American counterparts.
Obama, The Free Nugget Guy, Among Most Retweeted In 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — What do a former U.S. president, LeBron James and a guy who really, really likes chicken nuggets have in common? They all made the biggest splash… Read More