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FILE - This April 26, 2017 file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter said Thursday April 4, 2019, it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 04, 2019 - 9:52 am
PARIS (AP) — Twitter said Thursday it has stopped blocking French government ads calling on people to vote after it came under fire from authorities for being overzealous in applying a law aimed at banning fake news. The social media company modified its policy after executives met with French...
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Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter, left, and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference at Parliament House, in Canberra, Wednesday, April 4, 2019. Australia's Parliament passed legislation that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream violent images such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 2:24 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their platforms stream real violence such as the New Zealand mosque shootings. Critics warn that some of the most restrictive laws about online communication in the...
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April 04, 2019 - 1:58 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia hopes its new laws that threaten prison and major fines for social media executives who fail to quickly remove violent livestreaming from their platforms will become a model for other countries. The government has described its response to the March 15 gun...
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April 03, 2019 - 6:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Security researchers have uncovered more instances of Facebook user data being publicly exposed on the internet, further underscoring its struggles as it deals with a slew of privacy and other problems. The researchers from the firm UpGuard said in a blog post Wednesday that...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex leave after the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London. Guinness World Records said Wednesday, April 3 that a new Instagram account opened by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is the fastest-ever to gain 1 million followers. The account, which was opened Tuesday, reached the 1 million mark in under six hours, easily beating a record held by Korean pop sensation Kang Daniel. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, file)
April 03, 2019 - 10:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Pay no attention to Hollywood stars or pop idols. When it comes to Instagram, it seems no one can match the allure of a youthful royal couple expecting their first child. Guinness World Records said Wednesday that a new Instagram account opened by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is...
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Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn poses for the media with the Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future UK-EU relationship, in his office in the Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Opposition leader Corbyn says he is happy to sit down with Prime Minister Theresa May to work on a Brexit deal, even though "so far she hasn't shown much sign of compromise." The leader of the left-of-center Labour Party says "we recognize that she has made a move" and is willing to hold talks with May. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 9:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's military said Wednesday it was investigating "totally unacceptable behavior" by some of its soldiers after they were filmed apparently using a picture of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for target practice. Footage posted on social media showed members of the Parachute...
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Former Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, gets into a car after his court appearance at the Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Najib appeared in court Wednesday for the start of his corruption trial, exactly 10 years after he was first elected to office only to suffer a spectacular defeat last year on allegations he pilfered millions of dollars from a state investment fund. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 03, 2019 - 5:42 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sat in the dock Wednesday at the start of his corruption trial, with the chief prosecutor alleging he wielded "near absolute power" for nearly a decade during which he stands accused of pilfering millions of dollars from the...
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India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters attend an election campaign rally in Hyderabad, India, Monday, April 1, 2019. India's general elections will be held in seven phases starting April 11. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
April 02, 2019 - 7:58 pm
BHIMTAL, India (AP) — When India's Election Commission announced last month that its code of conduct would have to be followed by social media companies as well as political parties, some analysts scoffed, saying it lacked the capacity and speed required to check the spread of fake news ahead of a...
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FILE - In a Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer wants Boeing to be removed from a Federal Aviation Administration rulemaking committee as investigations deepen into both the company and regulator's role in two deadline airline crashes. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
April 02, 2019 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Affordable Care Act (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Donald Trump's new pledge to pull back from producing a health care overhaul plan until after the election means he will "hold...
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In this March 28, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, ”when Republicans hold the Senate & win back the House.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 02, 2019 - 9:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is suggesting he will defer until after 2020 his push for a Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Trump tweeted late Monday that Congress will vote on a GOP plan after the elections, "when Republicans hold the Senate & win back...
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