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6:17 p.m. Jan. 12, 2021 - By Jeremy C. Owens
YouTube cites violence concerns in barring posting of new content by TrumpAlphabet Inc.'s YouTube video streaming service suspended President Trump's account Tuesday evening, days after other large tech platforms responded to a deadly riot at the Capitol by banning the president. On Twitter Inc. , which Friday, YouTube said that the president could not upload new content for a minimum of seven days. The suspension was in response to new content uploaded to Trump's account, "and in light of concerns the ongoing potential for violence," YouTube said. Facebook Inc. banned the president until at least the end of his term within 24 hours of Wednesday's insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters, and other services followed. YouTube took down a video the president posted to multiple services in which he professed love for the attackers, but it said Tuesday that the most recent removal YouTube would not disclose the nature of the video that caused Tuesday's suspension when . The company said commenting would also be disabled on the president's videos.
3:54 p.m. Dec. 17, 2020 - MarketWatch
Unilever to resume advertising on Facebook in U.S.Unilever PLC said it would resume advertising on Facebook Inc. in the U.S. after withdrawing over the summer amid calls for brands to protest the company's handling of hate speech and misinformation on its platforms.
5:59 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year perfectly sum up our hopes and fears for the near future The two colors? ‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’ yellow, of course The two colors? ‘Ultimate Gray’ and ‘Illuminating’ yellow, of course
11:08 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
If you must talk politics at Thanksgiving dinner, follow these rules of engagement Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t need two headless chickens fighting over the soul of the nation‘Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t need two headless chickens fighting over the soul of the nation’
3:21 p.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - MarketWatch
Facebook's glitch shakes advertisers' confidenceFacebook Inc. is offering millions of dollars in credits to some advertisers after discovering a glitch in a tool that tells advertisers how effective their ads may be in driving results, such as getting consumers to download an app or purchase a product.
12:18 p.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
These stocks rose the most Wednesday as investors cheered a divided government following the elections The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 3.9%, led by tech and health-care stocksThe Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 3.9%, led by tech and health-care stocks.
6:22 p.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - MarketWatch
Canada proposes tax on streaming companiesCanada proposes to compel online streaming services to set aside part of their revenue to fund domestic television and music production as the government looks to force global digital players to make a bigger contribution to the local economy.
9:37 a.m. Nov. 1, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I make $140K a year. I’m trying desperately to help my half siblings: 2 are refugees in Turkey, 3 are in Syria. But how? ‘Obviously, I’m not making crazy money, but my family is secure. I feel incredibly protective and heartbroken of their missed dreams and destroyed lives’‘Obviously, I’m not making crazy money, but my family is secure. I feel incredibly protective and heartbroken of their missed dreams and destroyed lives.’
6:47 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
With an election looming and no end in sight for COVID-19, Americans admit to reading news they don’t trust. Why? ‘Most find it difficult to know if campaign information is true and they are unable to determine trusted sources to turn to for help’‘Most find it difficult to know if campaign information is true and they are unable to determine trusted sources to turn to for help.’
6:08 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
I’m 24 and dating a 64-year-old man. He wanted to get married, but I discovered he never got divorced. Have I been conned? ‘He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a person: He’s smart, funny, intelligent, caring and handsome’‘He’s everything I’ve ever wanted in a person: He’s smart, funny, intelligent, caring and handsome.’
9:06 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Seth Meyers calls Trump’s leaked ‘60 Minutes’ interview ‘embarrassing’ and ‘cringe-inducing’ CBS News said the White House ‘violated its agreement’ in releasing the footage ahead of Sunday’s broadcast CBS News said the White House ‘violated its agreement’ in releasing the footage ahead of Sunday’s broadcast
4:27 a.m. Oct. 24, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump’s advantage over Biden in spending on Facebook and Google ads — in one chart But Democratic challenger is roughly even with Trump over the last 60 days in outlays for these key digital adsPresident Donald Trump’s campaign has an overall advantage in spending on Facebook and Google ads in the past two years, but Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s campaign roughly matches Trump’s outlays over the last 60 days.
10:43 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump campaign took in $1.03 million in donations from QAnon-backing couple whose September event with Pence was canceledPresident Donald Trump recently accepted $1 million in campaign contributions from a couple whose vocal support for the QAnon conspiracy theory led to the cancellation of a fundraiser they were supposed to host for Vice President Mike Pence last month.
3:53 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Jim Steyer: Only a breakup of Facebook and controls on social media can reduce disinformation and lies on the internet Neither Big Tech’s response nor the law have been strong enough to shield users from harm, says the founder of Common Sense MediaNeither Big Tech’s internal response nor the law have been strong enough to shield users from harm, says the founder of Common Sense Media.
3:42 a.m. Oct. 17, 2020 - By Philip van Doorn
Weekend reads: How to divide income — a marital money spat Also, a new way to have fun shopping with your friends online, stocks for a post-election rally and training quickly for a new careerAlso, a new way to have fun shopping with your friends online, stocks for a post-election rally and training quickly for a new career.
8:28 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Trump shares satirical Babylon Bee story after Savannah Guthrie accuses him of retweeting conspiracies like ‘someone’s crazy uncle’ The president said retweets are just other people’s opinions, but research suggests people agree with posts they shareThe president said retweets are just other people’s opinions, but research suggests people agree with posts they share
7:36 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump says Twitter and Facebook like 'a third arm of the DNC'President Donald Trump on Thursday attacked social-media companies after Twitter on Wednesday on Hunter Biden, who is Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son. He said Twitter and Facebook are like "a third arm of the DNC," referring to the Democratic National Committee. "It's going to all end up in a big lawsuit, and there are things that can happen that are very severe," Trump also said.
11:59 p.m. Oct. 14, 2020 - By Kerry Hannon
Resort owner, baker, independent filmmaker: Entrepreneurs flip the switch on the pandemic A wedding cake business switches to virtual cooking classes, and other pandemic pivotsHow these small-business owners have managed to survive in a COVID-19 era.
9:21 a.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - By Ellis Henican
Funny’s never easy! Now try it in a pandemic! Stand-up comics try to make the best of a club-less NYCHeard any good coronavirus jokes lately? If so, it wasn’t in a New York City comedy club. Comedy over Zoom isn’t quite the same.
9:38 a.m. Oct. 8, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Sacha Baron Cohen calls Facebook Trump’s ‘willing accomplice’ in spreading conspiracy theories Facebook has responded to the ‘Borat’ star calling Mark Zuckerberg’s site ‘a megaphone that history’s worst autocrats could only dream of’Facebook has responded to the ‘Borat’ star calling Mark Zuckerberg’s site ‘a megaphone that history’s worst autocrats could only dream of’
4:37 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Jack Hobbs
Retired 102-year-old Chicago teacher dons hazmat suit to cast her ballot by mailA picture on the Chicago Teachers Union’s Twitter account captured the moment Beatrice Lumpkin dropped her mail-in ballot into a mailbox.
9:11 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
Senate committee set to subpoena Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Dorsey, Google’s Pichai Hate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on the internet platforms to be topics explored in testimony by Silicon Valley titansHate speech, misinformation and perceived political bias on the internet platforms to be topics explored in testimony by tech titans.
11:41 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
The Asana non-IPO: 5 things to know about direct listing of Facebook co-founder’s software company Asana is workplace collaboration and planning software designed to help teams of employees orchestrate work to achieve their goals smoothly and efficiently“When we started the company, there was a question about whether this would be a category,” company CEO Dustin Moskovitz said on investor day. “It feels much more now that this is the future. Mass adoption of knowledge workers. 2020 is a catalyst year for a lot of performance products.”
10:22 a.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - Associated Press
Hungarian government’s official account suspended by Twitter Account was later restored without explanation, government says The Hungarian government says its official Twitter account was temporarily suspended and then restored without explanation.
3:11 p.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Barr role raises questions as Trump allies and conservative media seize on ‘discarded’ Pennsylvania ballots to fuel outrage Federal officials were considering whether a temporary election worker may have mishandled the nine ballots in questionFederal officials were considering whether a recently hired, temporary election worker may have mishandled the ballots.
2:53 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
David Attenborough joins Instagram because ‘the world is in trouble’ The veteran of TV and radio set the Guinness World Record for reaching 1 million Instagram followers the fastestThe veteran of TV and radio set the Guinness World Record for reaching 1 million Instagram followers the fastest
12:02 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
My late husband did not see his son in 30 years. Should I mail his son photos and other memorabilia — and risk him making a claim on his estate? ‘He did see the son a few times a year for the next several years, but contact stopped during the teen years when his son no longer wanted to come’‘He did see the son a few times a year for the next several years, but contact stopped during the teen years when his son no longer wanted to come.’
8:49 a.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - By Victor Reklaitis
Senate panel wants CEOs of Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify Oct. 1: reportThe Republican-led Senate Commerce Committee plans to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook , Alphabet's Google and Twitter to testify at an Oct. 1 hearing if the three execs don't agree by Thursday night to requests to appear, according to t citing an internal committee email. The hearing is expected to cover Big Tech's liability protections. The news comes as the Trump administration pushes for s for internet companies that would force them to shoulder more responsibility for managing content on their sites.
8:26 p.m. Sept. 23, 2020 - Associated Press
Missouri’s anti-mask-mandate governor and his wife have contracted COVID-19 Gov. Mike Parson had been scheduled to debate his Democratic challenger, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, on FridayGov. Mike Parson had been scheduled to debate his Democratic challenger, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, on Friday.
2:22 p.m. Sept. 19, 2020 - Associated Press
Majority of Americans plan to vote before Election Day, AP-NORC poll finds Voting by mail has not been a partisan issue in the past, and until recently, Republicans were more likely to do so than Democrats, with older voters tending to vote by mail more than younger votersVoting by mail has not been a partisan issue in the past, and until recently, Republicans were more likely to do so than Democrats, with older voters tending to vote by mail more than younger voters.
2:54 a.m. Sept. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
2020 is the year of the SPAC — yet traditional IPOs offer better returns, report finds A record 82 special purpose acquisition corporations went public this year to raise a record $31 billion and more are on the wayAfter a record 82 initial public offerings of special purpose acquisition corporations — known by the acronym SPAC — 2020 seems to have upended the traditional IPO market, yet most offer lower returns on average than conventional deals, according to a report.
3:02 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Sacha Baron Cohen, Kim Kardashian West and other celebrities have declared open season on Facebook Sacha Baron Cohen and his celebrity brethren have a bone to pick with Facebook Inc. over misinformation and hate on its sprawling digital platforms.Sacha Baron Cohen and his celebrity brethren have a bone to pick with Facebook Inc. over misinformation and hate on its sprawling digital platforms.
4:56 a.m. Sept. 14, 2020 - Associated Press
Pence drops plan to attend Trump campaign fundraiser hosted by QAnon backers Spokeswoman for Sen. Steve Daines says the Montana Republican doesn’t even know what the QAnon conspiracy theory isSpokeswoman for Sen. Steve Daines says the Montana Republican doesn’t even know what the QAnon conspiracy theory is.
10:08 a.m. Sept. 12, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Deepfakes could further complicate social media’s job during election seasonA fledgling, fast-evolving technology threatens the best efforts of social media’s biggest companies to tamp down disinformation during political season. Need proof? Seeing and hearing is disbelieving.
2:44 a.m. Sept. 10, 2020 - Associated Press
Pence and other Trump campaign figures to attend Montana event hosted by QAnon followers Montana couple has donated over $220,000 to Trump’s re-election bidVice President Mike Pence and top officials from President Donald Trump’s campaign are slated to attend a Montana fundraiser next week hosted by a couple who have expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory.
6:23 a.m. Sept. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘My brother was my best friend’: He moved into my late father’s home, changed the locks and blew through his money. Should I pursue criminal charges? ‘He and his wife were in serious financial debt prior to dad’s death. When I confronted my brother he blocked me on social media, and has refused to talk to me ever since’‘He and his wife were in serious financial debt prior to dad’s death. When I confronted my brother he blocked me on social media, and has refused to talk to me ever since.’
6:56 a.m. Sept. 6, 2020 - Associated Press
Germany intensifies pressure on Russia over poisoning of opposition leader NavalnyGermany on Sunday increased pressure on Russia over the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, warning that a lack of support by Moscow in the investigation could “force” Germany to rethink the fate of a German-Russian gas pipeline project.
5:27 p.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facing immense pressure, Facebook had no choice but to ban new political ads week before electionFacebook Inc.’s first action to limit political advertising in the U.S. with a ban of news ads in the week preceding the Nov. 3 elections comes amid unrelenting criticism that its platform fuels misinformation and is a haven for far-right groups.
8:44 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Google could face antitrust charges from Justice Department this month Some question potential timing, warn of market reactionJustice Department officials have pressured attorneys working on the case to wrap things up quickly so that an action can be brought against the parent company of Google and YouTube this month, multiple sources told the New York Times. MarketWatch was able to confirm the timing of an antitrust action independently.
3:55 a.m. Sept. 4, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Apple delays privacy policy change, much to the relief of Facebook, mobile ad sellers Digital advertising firms have dreaded the planned privacy changes that would require them to explain in their notifications why they are seeking tracking permissionsApple Inc. says it will delay until early next year changes to its privacy policy that Facebook Inc. and others claim will eviscerate advertising sales targeting users on iPhones and iPads.
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