Social media industry

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 - 11:01 am
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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FILE - This Monday, June 19, 2017, file photo shows a user about to update Facebook on an iPad, in North Andover, Mass. Several people with tight connections to Facebook, some as early investors, some as former officials, are going public with a critique of the company and social media more broadly. They say Facebook and social media systems undermine democracy and exploit the human psychology to get people addicted to their platforms. In response, Facebook says it is "working hard to improve." (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
December 12, 2017 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of Facebook's former friends are starting to express some serious doubts about the social network they helped create. Facebook exploits a "vulnerability in human psychology" to addict its users, Sean Parker, the company's first president, said in a public forum last month...
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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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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, poses for photos with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
December 04, 2017 - 7:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — Canada hopes a trade agreement with China will reflect "Canadian values" in the areas of labor rights, environmental protection and gender equality, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday at the start of a four-day visit to China. Trudeau also said that he and Chinese Premier Li...
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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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Some of the Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The ads, dozens of which were disclosed for the first time, were released as representatives of leading social media companies faced criticism on Capitol Hill about why they hadn't done more to combat Russian interference on their sites and prevent foreign agents from meddling in last year's election. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
November 02, 2017 - 7:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics. House investigators released a trove of...
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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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