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SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

SALEM, Ore. — In this era of manipulators using social media to interfere in elections, Oregon officials moved Tuesday to use Facebook to bolster participation by reminding as many as hundreds of thousands of inactive voters to update their registration. “Utilizing cutting-edge technologies to empower eligible voters isn’t just something we can do — it’s … Continue reading SALEM, Ore. | Oregon using Facebook to remind inactive voters to register

LOS ANGELES | Trump-tape-hunting Tom Arnold, ‘Apprentice’ producer scuffle

LOS ANGELES— A scuffle between Tom Arnold and a producer of “The Apprentice” has led to an exchange on social media. Arnold tweeted that producer Mark Burnett choked him at a pre-Emmys party Sunday in Los Angeles. Burnett’s wife, actress Roma Downey, tweeted that Arnold “tried to ambush” the couple, and she posted a photo … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Trump-tape-hunting Tom Arnold, ‘Apprentice’ producer scuffle

BRISTOL, Conn | Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

BRISTOL, Conn.— Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill has announced she is leaving the company. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.” Hill tweeted Friday that it was her last day at ESPN. She left her role … Continue reading BRISTOL, Conn | Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

NEW YORK | Poll: Teens say social media makes better feel better

NEW YORK— Today’s teens are constantly on their smartphones, many check social media “constantly” and prefer texting over face-to-face communication. But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel more confident, less lonely and less depressed. The poll, released Monday … Continue reading NEW YORK | Poll: Teens say social media makes better feel better

NEW YORK | A model with Down syndrome fulfills her fashion week dream

NEW YORK — Marian Avila, a 21-year-old Spanish model with Down syndrome, fulfilled her dream to walk at New York Fashion Week thanks to an Atlanta designer she met through the magic of social media. And she did it with flair Saturday in the ballroom of a Midtown hotel in evening looks of red and … Continue reading NEW YORK | A model with Down syndrome fulfills her fashion week dream

NEW YORK | Twitter’s ban of Alex Jones raises questions on consistency

NEW YORK  — Twitter’s permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior. The platform took action against Jones and his Infowars show for “abusive behavior,” referencing videos posted Wednesday that showed him berating CNN … Continue reading NEW YORK | Twitter’s ban of Alex Jones raises questions on consistency

CAIRO | Egypt’s president ratifies law to monitor social media

CAIRO— Egypt’s presidency has ratified a controversial legislation imposing regulations on social media that is says aims to crack down on fake news. The law, published in the country’s official gazette on Saturday, places social media accounts with over 5,000 followers under the supervision of the top media authority, which can block them if found … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt’s president ratifies law to monitor social media

WASHINGTON | Facebook, Twitter execs to appear before Congress

WASHINGTON — Top executives at Facebook and Twitter are set to appear before Congress next week as lawmakers continue probing efforts by Russia and other countries to influence social media platforms and meddle in U.S. elections. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg are scheduled to testify Wednesday before the Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Facebook, Twitter execs to appear before Congress