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2:54 p.m. May 7, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
5:58 a.m. April 11, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Weary of #fakenews, more Americans are getting their COVID-related news from peer-reviewed medical journals Social media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications mightSocial media doesn’t help people differentiate what is real from what is fake, but this class of publications might.
12:01 a.m. Nov. 3, 2020 - By Courtney Jespersen
How to shop smart in a new world of changing consumer habits A little detective work and strategizing will go a long wayThe best prices and first available inventory go to consumers who are more than just shoppers, they’re deal-hunting detectives.
7:47 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.’
9:28 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
4:44 a.m. Oct. 7, 2020 - By Emily Bary
BlackBerry report on Bahamut links hack-for-hire group to 'a variety of unsolved cases'BlackBerry Ltd. said Wednesday that it published a new report looking at Bahamut, a threat actor involved in hack-for-hire campaigns. The report tied the group to "a staggering number of ongoing attacks against government officials and industry titans, while also unveiling the group's vast network of disinformation assets aimed at furthering particular political causes and hampering" non-governmental organizations. BlackBerry researchers found that the group is linked to many media-related misinformation campaigns, including by operating fake social-media accounts and developing "entire news websites built to include disinformation - to both further certain causes and to gain information on high value targets." The findings on Bahamut show that the group is "responsible for a variety of unsolved cases that have plagued researchers for years," said Eric Milam, BlackBerry's Vice President for research operations, in a release. BlackBerry shares are up 20% over the past six months as the S&P 500 has risen 26%.
1:27 p.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Trump reportedly paid no federal income tax in 10 of the 15 years before his election. Why 75 million U.S. households pay no federal income tax The Tax Policy Center estimates how many people paid no federal individual income taxes in 2020The Tax Policy Center estimates how many people paid no federal individual income taxes in 2020.
11:53 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Racial tensions roiling U.S. again pose inviting target for election meddling Facebook removed a network of accounts linked to Russian ‘troll factory’ that pushed out stories about race The tensions coursing through the United States over racism and policing are likely targets for adversaries seeking to influence the November election, lawmakers and experts warn — and there are signs that Russia is again seeking to exploit the divide.
10:15 a.m. Sept. 1, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook says it took down small network of fake Russian accountsFacebook Inc. on Tuesday said it removed a small network of fake accounts linked to Russian operatives that attempted to recruit journalists to write articles on topics such as the Biden-Harris campaign and racial justice. The network of 13 fake accounts and two pages with 14,000 followers was in its formative stages, said Facebook, which was tipped off by the FBI. Facebook said the operations were tied to the Russian Internet Research Agency or individuals affiliated with it. Facebook said the takedown is part of a concentrated effort to remove disinformation from its social-media platforms in the months leading to the Nov. 3 elections.
6:27 a.m. Aug. 26, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook and Twitter are concerned about what is going to happen after Election Day Misinformation about mail-in votes in the days following the election concerns social-media executivesIn what is shaping up as a newfangled nightmare in their efforts to stop election interference, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and others are as concerned about misinformation and other issues in days after the U.S. election as they are in the months preceding it.
11:14 a.m. Aug. 11, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Facebook says pandemic hampered effort to take down suicide, self-injury posts When Facebook sent its moderators home in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it took action on significantly less material containing such content between April and June, according to the company’s latest community standards report issued Tuesday.
1:01 a.m. July 30, 2020 - By Erin Hurd
New spins on old credit card scams: What they are and how to avoid them Protect your identity and money—scammers are always lurking and ready to strikeKnowing how the most common scams work and how to avoid falling for them can keep your money and your identity safe.
8:02 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
John Oliver has a strategy on how to best communicate with coronavirus conspiracy theoristsHBO’s John Oliver returns from his break to tackle the outbreak of conspiracy theories amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
5:55 a.m. July 6, 2020 - By Leslie Albrecht
People donated millions of dollars to the wrong Black Lives Matter foundation — read this before you give to any charity One tip for steering clear of name confusion: Find out a charity’s employer identification number before you donateOne tip for steering clear of name confusion: Find out a charity’s employer identification number before you donate.
4:01 p.m. June 24, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Devin Nunes can’t sue Twitter over insults from fake cow, judge rules Twitter not liable for users who mock Republican lawmaker, who was seeking $250 millionRep. Devin Nunes cannot sue Twitter Inc. over parody accounts — including a fake cow — that mock him, a judge ruled Wednesday.
1:41 p.m. June 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Twitter bans far-right meme maker, who’s been reposted by Trump, for copyright violations Logan Cook permanently banned from platform; account has been suspended multiple times beforeA conservative social media user whose far-right memes have been praised and reposted by President Donald Trump has been kicked off Twitter for repeated copyright violations.
1:25 p.m. June 24, 2020 - By Wallace Witkowski
Dell, VMware stocks rally as resolution to ownership ‘soap opera’ gets a new teaser trailer Analysts argue that Dell’s 81% stake acts as overhang to VMware stockShares of Dell Technologies Inc. and VMware Inc. stand out like tiny green islands in a sea of red Wednesday as analysts chime in on the seemingly neverending ownership “soap opera” between the two companies following a report that a strategic shakeup was in the works.
4:48 a.m. June 18, 2020 - By Callum Keown
The English Premier League has finally returned after 100 days away — here’s what happenedThe English Premier League returns on Wednesday after more than three months with the first of 92 games in just 40 days.
11:34 a.m. June 15, 2020 - Associated Press
Former eBay executives charged with terrorizing a couple who ran a newsletter by sending live cockroaches and spiders to their home The employees also planned to break into the couple’s garage to install a GPS device on their car, officials saidSix former eBay Inc employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches, federal authorities said Monday.
2:04 p.m. June 11, 2020 - By Robert McMillan
Twitter purges 174,000 fake accounts linked to Chinese government Twitter says tweets intended to shape opinions in AsiaTwitter Inc. said it removed about 174,000 accounts from its platform after the social media company concluded they were fake accounts operated by the Chinese government to push its narratives around topics such as the coronavirus and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
1:18 p.m. June 11, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Twitter removes 174,000 Chinese government-linked accounts it says were propagandistTwitter Inc. on Thursday says it removed 174,000 accounts it concluded were fake and operated by the Chinese government to spread propaganda on topics ranging from its handling of the coronavirus pandemic to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The accounts, removed during the first three months of the year, were intended to highlight the government's point of view on the micro-blogging platform, Twitter said on Thursday. Many of the tweets were in Chinese. Shares of Twitter, which has also issued fact checks on the tweets of President Donald Trump, are up 3% this year. The broader S&P 500 index is down 7% in 2020.
8:00 a.m. June 6, 2020 - Associated Press
Facebook removes nearly 200 accounts tied to hate groups Accounts tied to Proud Boys and American Guard, two hate groups already banned on the platformsFacebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with weapons, company officials said late Friday.
4:55 a.m. June 5, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
This contrarian strategist recommends chasing bears in these hard-hit sectorsOne strategist explains why he likes the sectors that bearish investors are betting against.
1:27 p.m. May 28, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump signs order aimed at curbing social-media companies amid brawl with Twitter President accuses Twitter of ‘political activism’ President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order he says will limit liability protections enjoyed by social-media companies, as he escalated a fight with Twitter over its fact checks of his statements.
8:00 a.m. May 27, 2020 - By Robert Schroeder
‘Totally absurd and legally illiterate’ — Harvard law prof on Trump’s charge Twitter is stifling free speech Trump threatens Twitter with ‘big action’ but offers no specificsPresident Donald Trump is charging that Twitter is attacking free speech as it adds fact checks to some of his tweets, and is threatening to go after social-media giants. But he has no case, argues a Harvard law professor.
4:27 p.m. May 26, 2020 - By Mike Murphy
Twitter adds fact-check warning label to Trump’s tweets for first time ‘These tweets contain potentially misleading information,’ Twitter says of president’s tweets railing against voting by mailTwitter Inc. marked tweets by President Donald Trump with a fact-check warning label for the first time Tuesday, after the president falsely claimed mail-in ballots are “substantially fraudulent.”
10:01 a.m. May 26, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
About half of the Twitter accounts calling for reopening America are bots: report An analysis of more than 200 million tweets discussing the coronavirus suggests 45%-60% come from botsAn analysis of more than 200 million tweets discussing the coronavirus suggests 45%-60% come from bots
4:01 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
To survive the next few months, you only need two assets, says this money managerA money manager who says it is vital to keep things simple right now, which he does by trading just two instruments.
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