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BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer

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Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban against hate and violence.The company...

Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Like health officials facing measles outbreaks, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So...

Facebook extends ban on hate speech to ‘white nationalists’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.The...

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook will overhaul its ad-targeting systems to prevent discrimination in housing , credit and employment ads as part of a...

With an eye on past problems, Facebook expands local feature

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is cautiously expanding a feature that shows people local news and information, including missing-person alerts, road closures, crime reports...

AP Explains: Gab, where Pittsburgh shooting suspect ranted

NEW YORK (AP) — A social media service believed to be used by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect to post hateful rants advertises itself...

Book Review: ‘Small Fry’ more than a Steve Jobs story

"Small Fry: A Memoir" (Grove Press), by Lisa Brennan-JobsThe ghost of Steve Jobs haunts "Small Fry," the memoir by his first daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs....

Twitter muzzles conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for a week

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter is joining other prominent tech companies in muzzling Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist who's used their services to...

Facebook finds ‘sophisticated’ efforts to disrupt elections

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said it has uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence U.S. politics on its platforms.The company said...

Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

NEW YORK (AP) — Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called a past, consensual relationship with an employee.Intel...

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