Month: July 2018

[ad_1] Facebook uncovered “sophisticated” efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence American politics in advance of the U.S. midterm elections. The company said in a blog post that it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in “coordinated” political behavior and appeared to be fake. Facebook did not explicitly say that
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[ad_1] Twitter’s campaign to foster healthier conversations on its platform with the aid of academics is itself facing an allegation of anti-Trump bias. In previous tweets from their personal accounts, a number of the academics involved in the high-profile project have repeatedly slammed the Trump administration. Accusations of anti-conservative bias continue to swirl around Twitter.
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[ad_1] Yelp is adding yet another feature to help people make more informed decisions about where to eat. A week after announcing the brand was going to add health inspection scores, the review app is now adding a category that allows businesses to be marked as “open to all…regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex,
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[ad_1] Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader (left) and Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb (right) were blasted over the weekend after a pair of Twitter users exposed offensive tweets made by the players years ago.  (AP) A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their
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[ad_1] Mark Roberts, an Oregon congressional candidate, is facing backlash for a derogatory tweet he published regarding first lady Melania Trump.  (AP Photo/Facebook) An Oregon congressional candidate is facing intense criticism after he published a “disgraceful” tweet regarding first lady Melania Trump. In response to another tweet comparing the amount of staff Trump has employed
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[ad_1] FLINT, Mich. –  A Michigan mother is suing the city of Flint after a school resource officer handcuffed her 7-year-old son for about an hour during an afterschool program. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed the federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Chrystal McCadden and her son. The lawsuit says the boy
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[ad_1] CARACAS, Venezuela –  Venezuela’s fractured opposition coalition is advancing in its efforts to unite around a new plan of action as the country’s economic crisis deepens, a key anti-government leader says. Henrique Capriles told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that meetings in recent weeks with other anti-government leaders have been productive. He
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[ad_1] ANKARA, Turkey –  A Turkish court rejected an appeal Tuesday to end the house arrest of an American pastor who is at the center of an escalating diplomatic row between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, Turkey’s state-run news agency reported. The court in Izmir also refused to lift a travel ban that
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[ad_1] WASHINGTON –  Americans were a bit more confident about the economy in July, but their expectations for the near future dimmed slightly. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 127.4 this month from 127.1 in June. The index measures both consumers’ assessment of current economic
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