Online Media

Trump asks appeals court to reconsider Twitter-blocking case

Aug 23, 2019

President Donald Trump hasn't given up his fight to block critics from his Twitter feed

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

Aug 22, 2019

The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps says it will no longer allow unlicensed marijuana businesses to advertise on its site

Calls for action from Twitter after Pogba gets racist abuse

Aug 20, 2019

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has called on social media companies to require users to verify their identities after teammate Paul Pogba was targeted on Twitter with racial abuse

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

Aug 19, 2019

Britain's government is planning to pressure social media companies to do more to fight misinformation on vaccines following a spike in measles cases

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

Aug 19, 2019

Twitter has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Aug 19, 2019

At least eight mainland Chinese pop stars and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing's one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans

GOP Twitter block will cost Wisconsin taxpayers $200,000

Aug 16, 2019

Attorneys for a liberal group will be paid $200,000 by Wisconsin taxpayers because Republican lawmakers blocked the group on Twitter

Immigration protesters say 2 hurt when truck drives at them

Aug 15, 2019

Rhode Island's attorney general and state police are investigating after a truck drove at a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio clips

Aug 14, 2019

Facebook says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from its users of its Messenger service

'Diagnosis' column that uses crowdsourcing leaps to Netflix

Aug 14, 2019

Crowdsourcing for medical diagnosis jumps from the page to Netflix with a new seven-part series 'Diagnosis'

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