Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY

Jessica Guynn


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Florida faces lawsuit over Trump-inspired law to block Facebook, YouTube and Twitter from political 'censorship'

The tech industry says a Florida law that prevents social media companies from barring the speech of political candidates violates the Constitution. → Read More

Trump Facebook ban upheld by Facebook Oversight Board but opens door to his possible return

Four months after his ouster from Facebook and Instagram, Trump's ban has been upheld, but Facebook must reconsider indefinite suspension. → Read More

Is Trump back on Facebook? Facebook Oversight Board will rule whether his ban lifts or becomes permanent today

Four months after ouster from Facebook and Instagram, Trump will learn if he can reconnect with tens of millions of followers or is permanently banned → Read More

Is Amazon recommending books on QAnon and white nationalism? Browsing books can lead to extremist rabbit hole

Amazon recommends QAnon conspiracy theories, vaccine disinformation and white nationalism to people browsing extremist books, new report says. → Read More

Facebook braces for Derek Chauvin verdict, cracks down on threats and content that celebrates or mocks George Floyd's death

Bracing for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, Facebook pledged to remove threats and content that celebrates or mocks George Floyd’s death. → Read More

Apple reinstates Parler: Parler says it will return to iPhones next week

Parler will return to Apple next week. Popular with conservatives, the social media app was booted from iPhones and Android devices after Jan. 6. → Read More

Facebook getting rid of likes? No, but soon Facebook and Instagram will let you hide them

Soon you'll get to decide if you want to see how many people liked your posts or other people’s posts on Facebook and Instagram. → Read More

ABC News taps Kimberly Godwin, first Black executive to run major broadcast news division

CBS News executive Kimberly Godwin has been tapped to lead ABC News. She will be the first Black executive to run a major U.S. broadcast news network. → Read More

TikTok videos pushing QAnon, COVID vaccine conspiracies surging despite crackdown, report says

TikTok videos promoting QAnon and anti-vaccine conspiracies are surging in popularity despite a crackdown → Read More

Trump video: Facebook scrubs Donald Trump interview with Lara Trump, cites indefinite ban

Facebook took down a video interview with Donald Trump conducted by his daughter-in-law due to his indefinite suspension after the deadly Capitol riot → Read More

How to add ‘I got my COVID vaccine’ frame to your Facebook profile

Facebook launches “I got my COVID-19 vaccine” profile frames created with Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control. → Read More

Asian Americans report biggest increase in serious incidents of online hate and harassment during COVID-19 pandemic

Some 17% of Asian Americans reported sexual harassment, stalking, physical threats and doxing, up from 11% last year, a new survey from ADL found. → Read More

Facebook will punish groups, members who break its rules after Capitol riot and COVID vaccine fear mongering

Facebook cracks down on groups implicated in spread of misinformation, from election fraud that led to the Capitol riot to QAnon conspiracy theory → Read More

Trump appeals oversight board to lift social media suspension

Board will decide whether Donald Trump's Facebook page should resume or be permanently banned like his Twitter account. → Read More

Trump wants back on Facebook and Instagram, appeals suspension to Facebook Oversight Board

The Facebook Oversight Board, which will decide whether Donald Trump’s suspension should be lifted, received an appeal on behalf of the former president. → Read More

'Hidden homeless crisis': After losing jobs and homes, more people are living in cars and RVs and it's getting worse

More Americans are being driven into their vehicles by the pandemic as the government safety net frays and evictions and foreclosures increase. → Read More

YouTube continues to push dangerous videos to users susceptible to extremism, white supremacy, report finds

Google's YouTube is still recommending extremist and white supremacist videos to viewers already susceptible to racial hatred, a new report found. → Read More

Trump Facebook ban draws flood of opinions as Oversight Board nears ruling over Capitol riot suspension

Pressure intensifies on Facebook Oversight Board as it nears decision on whether to reverse Trump’s indefinite suspension from Facebook and Instagram → Read More

Donald Trump ruled Facebook, Twitter before he was banned. Will @realdonaldtrump log into Gab or somewhere else?

Not long ago Donald Trump could send tremors with a single tweet. Now banned from Twitter, Facebook and Google's YouTube, where will he turn up next? → Read More

Facebook cracks down on lies about COVID and vaccines but is it enough to combat anti-vaccination activists?

Facebook says it will expand efforts to remove debunked claims on Facebook and Instagram about COVID and vaccine including that vaccines are toxic. → Read More