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David Klepper

The Associated Press

Albany, NY, United States

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Recent articles by David:

Infighting and online hoaxes mar Democrats' campaign

RINDGE, N.H. — A group of Los Angeles artists were awaiting the results of the Democratic Party's Iowa caucuses, hoping Bernie Sanders would win, when they fired off a hashtag on Twitter poking fun at Pete Buttigieg.By the next morning, the hashtag — #MayorCheat — was trending worldwide."That's so funny that we're the first people to make this joke," said Nick Thorburn, a 38-year-old… → Read More

New Twitter tool links users to accurate census information

WASHINGTON (AP) - Twitter has rolled out a new tool to help users find accurate information about this year's U. S. Census. People who search for census-related terms will automatically see a link to the federal government's census website, which contains information about participating in the census, what information is collected and how it is used. → Read More

Online conspiracy theories flourish after Iowa caucus fiasco

CHICAGO (AP) — Monday night could not have gone better for online troublemakers who have spent years propagating false or misleading conspiracy theories on the internet that the U.S. election is... → Read More

Online misinformation fuels doubt as 2020 vote kicks off

Well before Iowans cast the first ballots of the 2020 presidential race, an insidious campaign to seed distrust in the election process was already underway. Conservative and liberal... → Read More

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about coronavirus online

Facebook's third-party fact-checkers are reviewing content and debunking false claims related to the coronavirus. → Read More

Facebook fights spread of misinformation about virus online

Facebook says it's working to limit the spread of misinformation and potentially harmful content about the coronavirus as bogus claims about the ongoing outbreak circulate online. Kang-Xing... → Read More

Nebraska movie theater guests taken to hospital after being served toxic cleaning solution

The cleaner was stored in an old liquor bottle behind the bar at the Alamo Drafthouse. → Read More

Twitter, Pinterest crack down on voter misinformation

Twitter and Pinterest are taking new steps to root out voting misinformation designed to suppress participation in the November elections. Twitter unveiled a new tool Wednesday that will make it easier for users in the U.S. to report tweets containing misleading information about registering to vote → Read More

Ethics panel warns House members not to share fake images

The House Ethics Committee is warning lawmakers not to share doctored images or videos that could “erode public trust, effect public discourse, or sway an election," guidance that comes during a proliferation of online misinformation in the run-up to the 2020 elections. In a memo sent to House → Read More

Ethics panel warns House members not to share fake images

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ethics Committee is warning lawmakers not to share doctored images or videos that could "erode public trust, effect public discourse, or sway an election," guidance that comes during a proliferation of online misinformation in the run-up to the 2020 elections. → Read More

Bot or not? Mystery over anonymous user retweeted by Trump

CHICAGO (AP) — The Twitter user goes by Gigi, though sometimes Sophia, Emma or Leona. The occupation is listed at various times as teacher, historian, documentary writer and model. There's been speculation about whether this person is really a woman — or even human. But bot or not, the account has gotten the attention of the president and his Twitter followers. → Read More

2 dead, 1 in critical condition after shooting at Texas church

Two people are dead and another person is in critical condition Sunday after a shooting at a church in White Settlement, Texas. → Read More

Trump retweets, deletes post naming alleged whistleblower

President Donald Trump retweeted, then deleted, a post that included the alleged name of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment by the House. Just before midnight Friday, Trump retweeted a message from Twitter user @Surfermom77, an account that claims to be → Read More

Trump retweets, deletes, post naming alleged whistleblower

President Donald Trump retweeted, then deleted, a post that included the alleged name of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint ultimately led to Trump’s impeachment by the House. → Read More

New York eases rules for changing parties before primary elections

ALBANY — New York is relaxing party enrollment deadlines to make it easier to cast a ballot in primary elections under a bill signed Thursday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. → Read More

NY Gov. Cuomo, Food Network star Sandra Lee announce split

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Food Network star Sandra Lee have broken up after more than a decade of dating. → Read More

NY lawmaker wants ban on plastic toiletry bottles in hotels

There's a new push to ban those tiny plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in hotel rooms across New York state as a way to reduce plastic waste. → Read More

Ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York

New York became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping. → Read More

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarette

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to take effect Tuesday.Cuomo, a Democrat, proposed the ban on Sunday . The emergency regulation will take effect immediately if approved as expected Tuesday by the state's Public Health and Health Planning Council. Retailers will be… → Read More

Retailers scramble as NY moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

NEW YORK — Vape shops in New York are scrambling to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to prohibit the sale of flavored vaping products — a ban poised to → Read More