Social media industry

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Sibiu, Romania, Thursday, May 9, 2019. European Union leaders on Thursday start to set out a course for increased political cooperation in the wake of the impending departure of the United Kingdom from the bloc. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
May 10, 2019 - 9:48 am
PARIS (AP) — France welcomed Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on Friday with a threat of sweeping new regulation. With Facebook under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg is in Paris to show that his social media giant is working hard to limit violent extremism and hate speech shared online. But a group...
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This April 25, 2019, photo shows the thumbs up Like logo on a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it’s time to break up the social media behemoth. He says in a New York Times opinion piece that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has allowed a relentless focus on growth that crushed competitors “to sacrifice security and civility for clicks.” (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 09, 2019 - 4:14 pm
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says it's time to break up the social media behemoth. In a New York Times opinion piece published Thursday, Hughes said CEO Mark Zuckerberg has turned Facebook into an innovation-suffocating monopoly. Hughes called Zuckerberg's power "unprecedented and un-American"...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 08, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal privacy regulators are getting a sympathetic hearing from Congress for their request for greater powers and funding to police privacy. Lawmakers from both parties are warning that fines against big companies may be inadequate to change their conduct. The Federal Trade...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo a man walks into the building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Uber and at least five other major California companies are scheduled to go public this year, and when it happens it will produce a tax windfall for state government. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg,File)
May 05, 2019 - 3:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Uber and Airbnb are among at least six California-based companies valued at more than $1 billion expected to go public this year, creating a new class of millionaires and billionaires and a welcome quandary for the state's budget writers. Though it's tough to gauge the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 04, 2019 - 11:19 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was "monitoring and watching, closely!!" Trump, who tweeted and re-tweeted complaints Friday and Saturday, said he would "monitor the censorship of...
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FILE - In this file photo taken May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO for his company at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. Six Chinese social media accounts have been shut down after advocating support for a woman who has accused JD.com founder Richard Liu of rape. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
May 03, 2019 - 6:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — For three years, Chen Chun published articles on his public WeChat account touching on politics, philosophy and current affairs — subjects that are often censored on Chinese social media. More recently, the writer in southern China has focused on the country's growing #MeToo movement...
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This combination of file photo shows minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, in Tehran, Iran, on Nov. 8, 2018, left, and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in Washington on Sept. 5, 2018, right. Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its platform and from Instagram saying they violated its ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday it has also banned extreme right-wing figures Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer and the conservative conspiracy site Infowars. Jones was already banned from Facebook but not from Instagram. (AP Photo)
May 03, 2019 - 3:52 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on "dangerous individuals." The company also removed right-wing personalities Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.Ireland’s privacy regulator says it launched its eleventh investigation into Facebook over the social media giant’s recent revelation that left hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed. The Irish Data Protection Commission said Thursday, April 25, 2019 that it opened a statutory inquiry this week into Facebook after the company notified it about the security lapse. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2019 - 7:08 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada's privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo traders Michael Urkonis, left, and Gregory Rowe, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 25. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 25, 2019 - 4:57 pm
U.S. stock indexes finished mostly lower Thursday as disappointing earnings reports from several industrial sector companies weighed on the market, offsetting strong results from Facebook, Microsoft and others. 3M, which makes Post-it notes and many other products, plunged 12.9% in heavy trading...
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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, the logo for Twitter is displayed above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Twitter reports financial results Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 23, 2019 - 9:46 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter Inc. on Tuesday said earnings in the first three months of the year rose on strong ad demand while user numbers posted healthy growth. The company said the number of daily users rose 11% to 134 million for the first quarter of 2019, thanks to both "organic growth as...
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