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Recent articles by Barbara:

Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech

Facebook keeps telling critics that it is doing everything it can to rid its service of hate, abuse and misinformation. And the company's detractors keep not buying it. On Tuesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg met with a group of civil rights leaders, including the organizers of a growing advertising boycott over hate speech on Facebook. → Read More

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

OAKLAND, Calif. — A Black Facebook employee, joined by two others who were denied jobs at the social network, has filed a complaint against the company, saying it discriminates against Black workers and applicants in hiring, evaluations, promotions and pay. The charge was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by Oscar Veneszee, Jr., who … → Read More

A pinch where it hurts: Can Facebook weather the ad boycott?

On Wednesday, more than 500 companies officially kicked off an advertising boycott intended to pressure Facebook into taking a stronger stand against hate speech. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to meet with its organizers early next week. In a broad sense, the current boycott, which will last at least → Read More

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump. → Read More

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts

“The policies we’re implementing today are designed to address the reality of the challenges our country is facing and how they’re showing up across our community,” Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page announcing the changes. → Read More

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Facebook said Friday that it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously refused to take action against Trump posts suggesting that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud, saying that people deserved to hear unfiltered statements from political leaders. Twitter, by… → Read More

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Facebook said Friday that it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously refused to take action against Trump posts suggesting that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud, saying that people deserved to hear unfiltered statements from political leaders. Twitter, by… → Read More

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts

Facebook says it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from President Donald Trump. CEO Mark Zuckerberg had previously refused to take action against Trump posts suggesting that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud. Twitter, by contrast → Read More

Twitter gives workers day off to vote in national elections

Twitter says it will give its U.S. employees Election Day off going forward and employees around the world paid time off to vote in national elections. The San Francisco company said that if employees don’t have enough time to vote outside of working hours in their country, it it will compensate them → Read More

Patagonia latest brand to join Facebook July ad boycott

Patagonia joins The North Face and the outdoor gear company REI, which have announced similar Facebook ad boycotts in recent days. → Read More

GRAPHIC: Mannequin in police uniform found hanging from Fla. overpass

The sheriff's office is working to process the mannequin and identify persons of interest in the case. → Read More

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump’s comeback rally?

Inside the 19,000-seat BOK Center in Tulsa, numerous seats were empty. The city fire marshal's office reported a crowd of just less than 6,200 in the arena. → Read More

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump’s comeback rally?

Inside the 19,000-seat BOK Center in Tulsa, numerous seats were empty. The city fire marshal's office reported a crowd of just less than 6,200 in the arena. → Read More

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump's comeback rally?

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) " Did teens, TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music troll the president of the United States? For more than a week before → Read More

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump's comeback rally?

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Did teens, TikTok users and Korean pop music fans troll the president of the United States? → Read More

Did TikTok teens, K-Pop fans punk Trump's comeback rally?

OAKLAND, Calif. - Did teens, TikTok users and Korean pop music fans troll the president of the United States? For more than a week before Donald Trump’s first campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday night, these tech-savvy groups opposing the president mobilized to reserve tickets for the rally they had no intention of attending. While it’s not likely that they were responsible for the low turnout,… → Read More

Cobain ‘MTV Unplugged’ guitar sells for sky-high $6 million

Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana’s 1993 “MTV Unplugged” performance months before his death sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction. → Read More

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to → Read More

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

The campaign ad featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps. → Read More

Facebook removes Trump ads with symbols once used by Nazis

The campaign ad featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps. → Read More