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Tax Authorities Don't Snoop On Social Media, Says Top Official

It is a "misconception" to think that the Income Tax Department is snooping on social media posts related to exotic foreign tours or possession of expensive goods to check undisclosed income, a top......

Tax Authorities Don't Snoop On Social Media, Says Top Official

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Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital. The post Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital appeared first on LEX18....
12:15, 2019-05-22

The Latest: Union official criticizes social media probe PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Philadelphia police officers’ social media posts (all times local): 10:40 p.m. A Philadelphia police union official says Police Commissioner Richard Ross’ comments about expecting officers to be fired over social media posts are “premature and irre...
05:45, 2019-06-20

Trump poised to hold social media summit without social media companies President Trump's forum on social media may occur without the participation of the tech firms he accuses of squelching speech and sapping his follower growth....
07:15, 2019-07-04

Social Media, Social Mood and the Coming Chorus of "More Harm Than Good!" Because tech stocks remain a focal point of public enthusiasm, the sector continues to provide valuable clues about society's progress from optimism to pessimism. This European Financial Forecast excerpt explains what this enthusiasm means for stocks across the board....
22:45, 2019-05-28

Former DHS official on CBP declaring 'full-blown' border emergency: Authorities at point of 'desperation' The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection declared Wednesday that there is a "full-blown emergency" at the southern border, as the number of migrants apprehended skyrocketed last month to levels not seen in over a decade. ...
19:00, 2019-06-06

EU vote: CDU and SPD ignored social media to their peril Germany's political establishment has not adapted to the pivot to politics by social media stars. The failure to tune in to younger generations was likely a reason why mainstream parties lost significant votes last week....
11:45, 2019-05-29

Why social media is going blue for Sudan People on social media are turning their profile pictures blue to stand in solidarity with Sudan and bring awareness to the uprising that is currently sweeping the north African country....
19:15, 2019-06-14

Uganda: One year of social media tax The introduction of a social media tax a year ago in Uganda caused an outcry from government critics and rights groups. And today, even some of the staunchest supporters of the tax are no longer convinced....
18:15, 2019-07-20

The FBI plans more social media surveillance The FBI wants to gather more information from social media. Today, it issued a call for contracts for a new social media monitoring tool. According to a request-for-proposals (RFP), it's looking for an "early alerting tool" that would help it monitor......
02:15, 2019-07-13

Seen the Gyro Drop on social media? It's fake. If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed....
00:00, 2019-06-20

Trump Applauds Far-Right Social Media Provocateurs US President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views....
11:45, 2019-07-12

Best social media management tools of 2019 Companies spend a lot of money these days creating killer content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the various other social media platforms out there. Whatever business you're in, reaching your customers, clients and readers relies a huge amount on the ubiquity of social media sites.But the...
18:45, 2019-05-25

Thompson says on social media he is staying with Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson says on social media he is staying put with the Golden State Warriors, using a movie clip of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street" with the line "I'm not leavin.'"       ...
03:15, 2019-07-02

O.J. Simpson says he will use social media to 'set the record straight' O.J. Simpson vowed he will use social media to “set the record straight,” in a video the notorious figure posted to his new Twitter account Saturday night....
02:30, 2019-06-17

Is it too late for social media to contain bullying epidemic? When was the last time you were shocked by a nasty comment on your favorite social-media site? It may help to know that you’re not alone. Instagram this month launched two new features on its platform meant to prevent bullying. One feature asks users who try to post offensive comments to reconsider ...
00:30, 2019-07-16

Social media becomes ode to Lavelle in breakthrough World Cup The Women's World Cup may be over for another four years, but the breakthrough tournament of one young US star already has fans excited about the future....
23:15, 2019-07-07

This ‘hot’ Tennessee cop is driving social media crazy A young police officer from Tennessee has become an overnight social media sensation after starring in a two-minute video explaining a new hands-free driving law on behalf of the Knoxville Police Department....
18:45, 2019-07-05

Want a US visa? Fork over your social media details first Trump administration’s latest move to vet people during the visa process is to ask for their emails and social media handles. And according to a report by Hill.TV, if you lie about your accounts, you can face “serious immigration consequences.” As an applicant, you can choose to not declare that you...
13:45, 2019-06-03

Social media shaming and forgiveness: why nobody’s beyond the pale She was a high-flying international human right’s lawyer who worked with refugees. Then she was found dead on a beach in East Sussex. What happened in-between is a story of crime and punishment, and a question of how justice works in the social media era. Simone Burns, who is also known as Simone O’...
20:30, 2019-07-05

Have you seen the Gyro Drop on social media? It's fake. If you were planning a trip to Seoul, South Korea to ride the intense Gyro Drop free-fall amusement park ride after seeing the video currently circulating on social media, you will be disappointed....
13:45, 2019-06-15

Social media mourns death of Leo, the ‘Pet Sematary’ cat Leo, the poster boy for the horror flick “Pet Sematary,” has died. His passing was noted Thursday on his Instagram account, which, started by his owner Kirk Jarrett’s 12-year-old daughter, accrued 17.6K followers since the film opened in April. “It is with great sadness that we tell you that Leo has...
18:30, 2019-05-30

Steinmeier: Social media has a 'clear responsibility' In an interview with DW Director-General Peter Limbourg, to open this year's Global Media Forum (GMF), German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against complacency both within politics and the media....
13:30, 2019-05-28

Who Trump should have invited to his 'social media summit' The actual list of invitees suggests the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists and bigotsThe White House on Thursday will host a meeting of some of the rightwing internet’s loudest voices – and worst trolls.Donald Trump’s so-called “Social Media Summit” was announ...
21:30, 2019-07-11

| Facebook use eroding in US as social media under pressure Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers say....
01:30, 2019-05-29

Politicians and celebrities light up social media after U.S. win American politicians, athletes and celebrities flooded social media on Tuesday to cheer the U.S. soccer team's 2-1 victory over England in their women's World Cup semi-final....
05:30, 2019-07-03

"Lovely Old Man": Huawei Executive Becomes Unlikely Social Media Star Chinese netizens posting to the social-media site Weibo this week threw their support behind an unlikely internet sensation: a bespectacled British Huawei executive who defended the Chinese telecom......
10:15, 2019-06-13

‘Social media recognition’ is overcrowding Everest, climber says A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of significance,” explained Adrian Hayes, a British mountaineer who has scaled Mount Everest, K2 and ...
05:30, 2019-05-28

How Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist Got His Start on Social Media When Mario Dedivanovic began assisting other makeup professionals in 2000, online makeup tutorials didn’t exist. Today, he has 6.5 million followers on Instagram and his popularity on social media is emblematic of the shifting distribution channels for defining and selling beauty....
09:45, 2019-05-23

Facebook Use Eroding in US as Social Media Under Pressure: eMarketer Facebook's efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday....
16:45, 2019-05-28

Forget Social Media and Start a Blog in a Google Doc When social media leaves me exhausted, I always feel better by switching to one-on-one or group chats. But I never thought of this method, via Gareth’s Tips: write a “blog post” in a cloud doc and share it with a select group of friends. Inventor and engineer Star Simpson calls it “lazy blogging”; i...
19:15, 2019-06-27

Trump to speak to conservatives at social media summit President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
13:00, 2019-07-11

US Demands Social Media Details From Visa Applicants Nearly all applicants of US visas will have to provide information on their use of social media under the new rules adopted to enhance vetting of foreign nationals....
09:30, 2019-06-03

Popular social media site is a toxic dump A lake in Siberia nicknamed the Novosibirsk Maldives is a popular Instagram spot because of the appealing color of the water. It's also close to a Trans-Siberian Railway stop. The turquoise visage has a similar hue to oceans or seas you might see at......
22:30, 2019-07-11

Trump Attacks Big Tech at Social-Media Summit President Donald Trump used the occasion of a social-media summit Thursday to laud a crowd of his supporters and to attack technology companies he says are trying to silence them....
00:15, 2019-07-12

Social media becomes ode to Rose Lavelle in breakthrough World Cup The Women's World Cup may be over for another four years, but the breakthrough tournament of one young US star already has fans excited about the future....
11:00, 2019-07-08

Why social media is key to keeping employees engaged at work When it comes to social media and the workplace, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are typically viewed as distractions, rather than assets. However, when used properly, social media can become an invaluable tool for keeping employees more engaged, happy and connected at work. While companies cert...
22:15, 2019-07-11

Online horrors: social media’s mental toll (NBC News) Social media content reviewers work to purge the internet of disturbing posts that can depict animal abuse, murder and child pornography. Shawn Speagle says he is haunted by his work as a former content moderator for Facebook. “I have seen a video of a babysitter choking a toddler t...
10:30, 2019-06-29

U.S. Requiring Social Media Information From Visa Applicants The State Department is asking visa applicants to submit social media accounts that they have used in the past five years under a new policy that took effect on Friday....
00:15, 2019-06-03

Your Celebration of Pride Must Go Further Than Putting Up a Rainbow on Social Media With the coming of June marks another year where I celebrate being 55 shades of gay. Indeed, I do celebrate my homosexuality every day I chose to take a breath, but June marks Pride Month and with that, the celebration gets kicked up a couple decibels....
19:30, 2019-06-05

Steinmeier: 'Social media platforms have huge responsibility' In an interview with DW's director-general, Peter Limbourg, to open this year's Global Media Forum (GMF), German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned against complacency both within politics and the media....
23:15, 2019-05-27

Neymar uses social media to respond to rape allegation Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman’s allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts meant to show the accuser sent friendly messages following the alleged attack...
20:45, 2019-06-02

Your social-media photo could soon have you starring in a porn video A "Deepfake" video is one created with several photos of a subject. Using AI, these pictures can be used to create a video of the subject doing something that he or she never did. But Samsung has taken this technology and made it even more lethal; now, a Deepfake video can be created from just a sin...
21:45, 2019-05-23

6 dead in Indonesia riots, gov’t restricts social media JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. The clashes began Tuesday night w...
12:15, 2019-05-22

Lesbian couple attacked on bus gets blasted on social media ‘for being gay’ Social media users are adding insult to injury to the lesbian couple who suffered a chilling attack on a London bus last week. The assault, which left an American woman with a broken jaw after she refused to kiss her partner at the urging of a group of hooligans, has spawned a litany of homophobic.....
17:30, 2019-06-08

Nasdaq CEO’s social media habit lands her in court Nasdaq’s CEO should probably get off social media. Adena Friedman, the head of Wall Street’s second-largest stock exchange, got dragged into Manhattan federal court on Thursday over a business dispute with a fund manager — and a key piece of evidence was her response to an upset businessman who mess...
22:45, 2019-05-23

White House to Hold Social Media Summit The White House will hold a social media summit on July 11, aiming to have a “robust conversation” about online platforms such as Google and Facebook at a time when they are under increasing attack in Washington....
21:00, 2019-06-27

Social media ads for vaping must include nicotine warnings, FTC says The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a handful of "e-liquid," or vape, companies that they -- and their social media influencers -- must follow the same advertising rules as everyone else. Specifically,......
07:45, 2019-06-08

‘Inequality’ job listing at The New Republic draws social media’s ire After absorbing a drubbing on social media, The New Republic has improved a job posting for the position of “deputy inequality editor,” which required 29.5 hours of work a week — with no benefits. “Long a champion of equality in all its guises, The New Republic is looking for an editor to oversee a ...
01:45, 2019-06-28

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11:30, 2019-06-20

Indonesia blocking social media to 'maintain democracy' Indonesian authorities have been criticized for blocking social media during violent post-election riots in Jakarta. DW asked Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara why he thinks the ban is necessary....
16:15, 2019-05-24

Social media is revolutionizing how scientists interact with the public The field of science communication -- the practice of informing and educating people about science-related topics -- arose just after the start of the Enlightenment when Francesco Algarotti published his first edition of Newtonianism for the Ladies i......
21:00, 2019-07-03

The Latest: Social media blocked due to Indonesia protests The Latest on post-election protests in Indonesia (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Indonesia's top security minister says authorities will block access to social media in certain areas amid violent protests in the capital Jakarta by supporters of the losing presidential candidate....
09:45, 2019-05-22

US Now Seeking Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of potential immigrants and visitors. In...
18:15, 2019-06-01

US now requires social media info for visa applications If you want to stay in the US, you'll likely have to share your internet presence. As proposed in March 2018 (and to some extent in 2015), the country now requires virtually all visa applicants to provide their social media account names for the pas......
01:00, 2019-06-02

Social media critics no problem but not granny, says Kuchar Matt Kuchar might have been able to shrug off withering social media criticism after paying less than the going rate to his stand-in caddie, but disappointing his grandmother was a whole different matter....
02:00, 2019-07-11

Feds confirm ‘Ice Bae’ is a CBP officer, is free to use social media The US Customs and Border Protection agency has confirmed #IceBae’s status as a CBP officer, telling The Post in an email that it has no problem whatsoever with her newfound fame — and that she can tweet as many photos as she wants. “CBP does not restrict employees from participati...
12:30, 2019-07-17

Opinion: Kevin Durant is all of us on social media, and he should never stop He’s way too accessible on Twitter and Instagram. He’s hilariously defensive, especially for a two-time NBA Finals MVP. And he shouldn't change.        ...
01:15, 2019-05-30

Social media is actually good for your mental health: study Facebook is just a scapegoat for societal woes and — contrary to popular scientific opinion — may actually improve your mental health, according a to new study. Sure, the social media platform has a bad reputation, with many studies reporting that the more time users spend on Facebook, the worse the...
01:15, 2019-06-28

Police defend social media deal with fugitive Police in Connecticut say a fugitive has so far failed to honor an agreement to surrender once enough people responded positively to his wanted poster on social media....
02:15, 2019-05-25

Polarisation on social media could be reduced with a few simple tweaks Once again elections are being battered and political views polarized by far-right propaganda flooding social media – could a simple tweak to online connections help win the information wars?...
14:30, 2019-05-23

Social Media Screening Will Now Affect Nearly All U.S. Visa Applicants U.S. State Department requests for some visa applicants to hand over information related to their various social media accounts will now extend to nearly all applicants, including those traveling to the U.S. for education or business, the Associated Press reported Sunday.Read more......
01:45, 2019-06-04

Trump rails against ‘bias’ social media sites during summit President Trump lashed out at social media “censorship” and “bias” Thursday and threatened legislation if Silicon Valley doesn’t change its ways. “I am directing my administration to explore all regulatory and legislation solutions to protect free speech and the free speech rights of all Americans —...
05:15, 2019-07-12

Neymar raises new speculation about Barca with social media post "Neymar posted a video featuring himself in a Barcelona shirt on social media on Saturday, raising more speculation that the Paris St Germain forward might return to his former club, but his public relations company said he would show up in Paris on Monday."...
12:00, 2019-07-14

The dumbest things baby boomers do on social media, according to millennials Millennials are striking back. Tired of being dissed by their elders, 20- and 30-somethings are taking to meta Facebook groups to mock the digital ineptitude of baby boomers. “A group where we all pretend to be boomers” has racked up more than 241,000 members since its creation, in May, by two 20-ye...
23:15, 2019-07-10

The most popular social media networks each year, gloriously animated Considering social media’s global impact (hello Trump and Brexit), it’s strange to think just how young the medium is. Hell, before the early 2000s, if you wanted to reconnect with a long-lost friend, you’d have to go full detective to find their contact details. But nowadays? You just need to whack...
19:15, 2019-06-11

Bahrain Says Following Opposition Social Media Could Lead To Legal Action Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government......
02:45, 2019-06-03

White House social media summit not a “one-and-done,” Trump’s allies say Trump coupled his admonitions of the tech industry -- delivered Thursday in front of more than 200 of his closest online allies -- with a promise to summon top tech executives to Washington soon and a threat to unveil new regulations targeting the way social media sites moderate content online....
22:00, 2019-07-12

On International Yoga Day, Some Exercise Their Funny Bone On Social Media International Yoga Day 2019 is today, June 21, and most of India seems to be celebrating the day with enthusiasm. But as #InternationalDayOfYoga and #YogaDay2019 trend at the top spots on Twitter,......
20:00, 2019-06-21

Bahrain says following opposition social media could result in legal action Bahrain, a U.S. ally that hosts the Navy's Fifth Fleet, has warned citizens and residents that following anti-government social media accounts could result in legal action, hardening a government campaign against critical online voices....
01:30, 2019-06-03

11 Charged In Aligarh For Inflammatory Social Media Posts Over Murder Police have charged 11 persons for allegedly posting inflammatory content, and were maintaining tight security on Tuesday to prevent any flare-up in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a toddler,......
02:30, 2019-06-12

Elections Canada will not use social media ‘influencers’ in federal campaign Elections Canada has scrapped plans to use social-media "influencers" to persuade young Canadians to register to vote in this fall's federal election....
01:45, 2019-06-21

72 Philadelphia Officers Benched After Offensive Social Media Posts Officers accused of making racist, dehumanizing or otherwise biased posts were placed on administrative duty in Philadelphia and barred from presenting cases to prosecutors in St. Louis....
21:15, 2019-06-20

Kevin Durant justifies his social media behavior: ‘I’m sticking to something I know’ Kevin Durant isn’t going to stop getting into Twitter fights anytime soon. After yet another instance in which Durant punched downward online, responding to both Chris Broussard and a random Twitter user when called out online, Durant defended his approach to reporters. Why does he feel itR...
00:30, 2019-05-25

"Crap You Think Of Is Unbelievable": Trump Hits Out At Social Media Firms President Donald Trump assailed Facebook, Google and Twitter on Thursday, accusing them of exhibiting "terrible bias" and silencing his supporters, at a White House "social media summit" that critics......
06:30, 2019-07-12

Trump’s ‘Social Media Summit’ was a celebration of conspiracy theorists President Donald Trump kicked off his Thursday morning by doing what he does best: tweeting. Amid a sea of missives, which ranged from attacks on the "Fake News Media" to the Mueller Report, he said it would be "a big and exciting day at the White Ho......
22:45, 2019-07-12

‘You Don’t Have to Be in Des Moines.’ Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media. With voters increasingly getting information online and from TV, candidates are traveling to a wide range of states, viewing them as sound stages for delivering their message....
18:30, 2019-06-01

U.S. now requiring nearly all visa applicants to submit social media details The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers....
18:30, 2019-06-01

Single dad becomes social media star after asking daughter for fashion advice A single father had no idea that asking his 19-year-old daughter for fashion advice was going to change his life. Carli Saville shared the images that her father, Jeff, sent her of different possible outfits for him to wear on a date — and asking for advice. The adorable exchange quickly caught soci...
01:45, 2019-07-16

Police probe as Neymar uses social media against rape claim RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman’s allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts meant to show the accuser sent friendly messages following the alleged attack, and police turned up at a training session on Sunday to investigate. The Paris Saint...
00:00, 2019-06-03

Manipulated Pelosi Videos Spread on Social Media, With Help From Trump Edited videos of the House speaker were widely shared online, pointing to the political chaos that digital manipulation is likely to cause in the future....
19:00, 2019-05-24

Americans trust celebrities, social media more than product labels Consumers trust celebrities and social-media influencers to do their research for them. Sixty-one percent of Americans are concerned about the healthiness of the products they buy and consume, but 34 percent say they rarely ever research the health claims made on the packaging, new research suggests...
21:45, 2019-05-22

Trump's 'Social Media Summit' Airs Grievances Against Big Tech President Trump used a “Social Media Summit” at the White House to bond with some of his most provocative supporters over shared grievances against large technology companies whose representatives weren’t invited....
06:45, 2019-07-12

India and Pakistan in social media dogfight before cricket clash Pakistani channel releases spoof video of shot-down pilot, prompting outrage in IndiaIndia and Pakistan have had tempestuous relations since their birth as independent states. There have been wars, skirmishes, bad-natured exchanges, and prolonged diplomatic standoffs.Before their clash this weekend ...
19:00, 2019-06-14

Roger Stone banned from social media for violating gag order A fed-up federal judge banned Roger Stone from posting on social media for allegedly repeatedly violating a gag order in his case. DC Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she wouldn’t toss President Trump’s former adviser in jail for violating her order, saying that holding a contempt hearing w...
23:45, 2019-07-16

Social Media Censorship Is Hurting Those on the Margins, EFF Project Contends Bias on social media has become a highly politicized topic in the US—started mainly by right-wingers crying foul at having their accounts suspended or banned, and snowballing in a series of congressional hearings on the subject. The White House itself spun up a website last week for people to report...
14:38, 2019-05-21

This is the crazy face-aging app that’s taking social media by storm If you’ve opened any of your social media accounts over the past several days, you’ve no doubt seen a procession of old, wrinkled yet slightly familiar-looking faces taking over your feed. These kinds of apps or visual tricks often seem to explode in popularity all at once. Microsoft had...
21:15, 2019-07-17

Instagram Turns Obscure U.S. Sights Into Social-Media Destinations Across the U.S., smartphone-wielding masses are converging on picturesque attractions that many learned of on social media. Before Instagram, “no one really talked about Horseshoe Bend.”...
18:00, 2019-07-09

ICE’s social media monitoring policy for migrants prompts concern TUCSON -The federal government is monitoring migrants in a new way. It has caused some concern for one local immigration attorney who spoke with News 4 Tucson. Immigration Attorney Maurice Goldman said he was shocked to see printouts of his client’s social media accounts and posts in an immigr...
19:00, 2019-06-27

Gen Zers struggle to save their sanity with social media breaks For Lent, “People usually give up chips or ice cream, something bad for you,” Vincent Opalewski tells The Post. “I decided to give up social media — cold-turkey.” The 25-year-old had been feeling disenchanted with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat for awhile. So he deleted the apps, intendin...
11:15, 2019-05-30

‘You’ll miss me when I’m gone’: the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch Her risque videos blazed a trail for viral fame in Pakistan. But the price she paid for popularity was death. By Sanam MaherPakistan’s first celebrity-by-social media, Qandeel Baloch, was known for the videos and photographs she posted on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Her videos were a mixed bag – ...
07:45, 2019-07-09

Spelling Bee whiz balances reality TV, social media stardom OXON HILL, Md. — Akash Vukoti no longer stands out at the Scripps National Spelling Bee for his age, not with a record 23 spellers competing this year who are 9 or younger. But he’s the only member of the single-digit club to be making his third appearance at the bee, where onstage spelling st...
11:15, 2019-05-30

Russia used social media to influence EU citizens' votes, report says A report from the European Commission on disinformation has said that Russian sources attempted to influence the recent European elections through social media....
15:45, 2019-06-17

Daniel Sturridge reunited with stolen dog after social media appeal • Sturridge had asked for Lucci’s return after LA break-in• Former Liverpool striker posts video thanking publicDaniel Sturridge has been reunited with his stolen dog, two days after an emotional appeal from the former Liverpool striker on social media.The 29-year-old, without a club after being rel...
23:30, 2019-07-10

TPD gears up for ‘Social Media Dangers & Awareness’ class for parents TUCSON – Social Media is a great tool, but it can be dangerous in the hands of a child. The Tucson Police Department (TPD) is training parents on what to look out for. TPD says predators are learning that with social media, they can stay in the safety of their own home, while targeting people ...
20:30, 2019-06-14

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country....
16:45, 2019-05-21

Social media becomes oppressive reminder of mortality thanks to new FaceApp filter FaceApp, the ever-viral app from a Russian tech company that definitely isn’t using your photos for nefarious purposes, is making the rounds again, this time for transforming young, vibrant faces into old, weathered ones. We’re going to look at some and laugh, but not before reminding you everything...
20:45, 2019-07-17

FDA and FTC Hit Vape Companies With Warnings Over Influencer Posts on Social Media Multiple vaping companies were sent letters by federal regulators this week over posts by social media influencers that did not include necessary warnings about the vape products.Read more......
13:45, 2019-06-08

U.S. FDA warns flavored e-cigarette makers over social media posts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission on Friday issued warning letters to four flavored e-liquid product makers, stepping up pressure on firms using social media influencers to promote their products....
19:15, 2019-06-07

TikTok's Videos Are Goofy. Its Strategy to Dominate Social Media Is Serious. China’s first big hit in the U.S. uses an advanced algorithm to personalize its addictive video-sharing app, and parent Bytedance’s enormous ad spending on Snap, Facebook and Instagram aims to hook their users. Privacy advocates and parents are taking notice....
10:30, 2019-06-29

The Fiver | Teenage YouTubers and apparent social media parodies Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Just like New York City and the poor woman that lives in the flat above Weird Uncle Fiver, football never sleeps. It’s mid-June and you should be outside being wholesome: fishing with your dad, running through fields of wheat or looking interested a...
20:00, 2019-06-13

Dave Rubin: Americans should 'think about' their relationships with Facebook, other social media Americans need to think critically about their relationships with social media companies and how they affect their privacy, talk show host Dave Rubin said Tuesday night....
05:00, 2019-06-05

CIA's Instagram account following just 11 social media users -- mostly from Hollywood: reports The CIA’s official Instagram account, which was launched in April, was not following any other accounts until Thursday afternoon when it began following only 11 other Instagram users — most of them Hollywood actors who have portrayed CIA agents on the big screen, according to a report....
07:45, 2019-06-28

TPD to hold ‘Social Media Dangers & Awareness’ class for parents “Meet Susan… a 42 year old man posing as a 15 year old girl online.” Courtesy: Tucson Police Department TUCSON – Attention parents! Protecting your kids online may be a challenge. It can be hard to keep up with the latest trends, slang terms, social media and gaming. Tucson Police ...
04:15, 2019-05-30

Big Tech Is a Likely Target at White House Social-Media Summit A “Social Media Summit” at the White House this week will offer a platform for Trump supporters who say they face censorship by left-tilting Big Tech—and a preview of a likely re-election theme for the president....
13:15, 2019-07-10

Social media threat placed TUSD school on soft lockdown TUCSON – A social media threat placed Alice Vail Middle School on a soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon. Tucson Police Department responded to the middle school located at 5350 E. 16th St. near Craycroft Road and put the school on a brief lockdown. TPD said Tucson Unified School District Safety ha...
07:15, 2019-05-22

6 dead in Indonesia riots, government restricts social media JAKARTA, Indonesia — Six people have died in election rioting in the Indonesian capital, authorities said Wednesday, as supporters of the losing presidential candidate burned vehicles and battled police and the government announced restrictions on social media. The clashes began Tuesday night when s...
11:30, 2019-05-22

Trump Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Right-Wing Social Media Trolls A White House gathering on Thursday illuminates the influence of President Trump’s Twitter fans within the political establishment. But it also has the makings of a West Wing pity party....
21:30, 2019-07-11

Miss India photo stirs debate on social media What began as an innocent collage of this year's Miss India finalists has evolved into a heated social media debate about India's obsession with fair skin....
06:45, 2019-06-03

| Trump escalates war on social media at White House 'summit' Escalating his attacks on Silicon Valley, US President Donald Trump hinted at new regulations on social media as he gathered critics of major online platforms at a White House "summit"....
20:15, 2019-07-11

Little girl’s terrifying ‘The Nun’-themed birthday party a social media hit One little girl is being praised on social media for conjuring up a spooky theme for her birthday party: “The Nun.” Three-year-old Lucia celebrated her birthday in Monterrey, Mexico, on Monday, and decided on a party inspired by the 2018 horror film “The Nun” — an installment within the popular “Con...
01:15, 2019-06-08

NFL quarterbacks have strange conversation about outer space on social media Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett’s strange question about outer space roped Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joshua Dobbs into the conversation....
17:45, 2019-07-11

The Fiver | Online outrage that was bizarre even by the standards of social media Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!Having come an offside micro-sliver of boot leather and yet another missed penalty from forcing extra-time against the tournament favourites, England’s Lionesses were ultimately declawed in their Women’s World Cup semi-final against USA! USA! ! USA!...
18:30, 2019-07-03

How Social-Media Meme-Makers Rescued ‘Game of Thrones’ From Itself A viral clip mashing up Arya’s horse and the song “Old Town Road” brought a breath of democratic vitality to an exhausted and stumbling series in its final days....
19:45, 2019-06-06

Unruly social media no model for Facebook's Libra currency: BoE's Carney Facebook cannot expect its new Libra currency to benefit from the same unregulated free-for-all that helped the company achieve a dominant position in social media, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday....
19:30, 2019-06-20

I used to sneer at pictures of cats on social media but I’ve moved on | Coco Khan I waste hours looking at pets online and thought I’d learned to be tolerant of other people’s posting foiblesIt has been a while since my Auntie B has taken an interest in me – a pleasant consequence of exhausting the full spectrum of her disappointment. I have survived her pressure about my lack of...
19:30, 2019-07-12

Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner review – social media storm lit up Royal Court, LondonJasmine Lee-Jones’s play follows an online battle about the Instagram star and tackles racism, misogyny and colourismThe lights are still dead when this play opens. A wrapped-up body is dragged on stage and dumped in a grave. This is not the outright murder it seems but the acting...
15:30, 2019-07-09

‘He’s not controversial, he’s truthful’: Trump praises far-right voices at ‘social media summit’ President Donald Trump used a White House conference Thursday to applaud far-right social media provocateurs even as he conceded that some of them are extreme in their views....
20:45, 2019-07-12

World’s first 360-degree infinity pool confuses social media: ‘Where are the stairs?’ The world’s first 360-degree infinity pool is could begin construction in London as soon as 2020, according to British pool design company Compass Pools. However, people are confused about how swimmers will get in it....
04:15, 2019-06-08

Social media hampers dialogue, independent thought, German politician says The president of the Bundestag and self-proclaimed "digital immigrant," Wolfgang Schäuble, said social media keeps people in their own filter bubbles, making it harder to reach informed decisions....
16:15, 2019-05-24

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results....
19:45, 2019-05-25

Alabama mayor apologizes for homophobic comments in social media post The mayor of a small Alabama town is being asked to resign by city council members following inflammatory remarks he made on his Facebook page that he has since apologized for....
17:30, 2019-06-08

Trump meets conservatives at 'free speech' social media summit President Donald Trump met with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices....
22:30, 2019-07-11

Trump hosts right-wing social media summit at White House Right-wing media personalities will be at the White House on Thursday for a social media summit hosted by President Donald Trump to tackle perceived anti-conservative bias on online platforms....
16:00, 2019-07-11

Utah judge suspended for criticizing Trump on social media and in court _____ A Utah judge has been suspended for six months without pay after he made a series of critical statements about President Donald Trump online and in his courtroom over the past few years. The Utah Supreme Court filed its court ruling this past week on Judge Michael Kwan’s actions. Kwan, who has...
03:30, 2019-05-26

J.J. Watt announces engagement to Kealia Ohai with social media post The Houston Texans' J.J. Watt got engaged to soccer star Kealia Ohai, saying in a Twitter post, "I'm the luckiest man in the world."        ...
07:45, 2019-05-27

Social media giants under microscope in Ottawa as politicians aim to protect privacy Tech giants will be in the hot seat this week as politicians from Canada and 10 other countries gather to consider how best to protect citizens' privacy and their democracies in the age of big data....
17:30, 2019-05-27

St. Louis, Philadelphia police involved in review of social media posts Police departments in Philadelphia and St. Louis are investigating more than 100 officers over complaints about social media posts that critics say is insensitive at best, and bigoted at worst....
05:30, 2019-06-21

‘We will not let them get away with it’: Trump threatens social media ahead of White House summit President Trump plans to gather Republican lawmakers, political strategists and online provocateurs for a "social media summit" at the White House on Thursday, rallying his allies and escalating his attacks on Facebook, Google and Twitter ahead of the 2020 election....
17:15, 2019-07-11

Pupdate: Dog-centered social media accounts are taking the internet by storm The latest internet trend has dog-centric social media accounts talking to followers from the dog's perspective from every social media platform.       ...
18:30, 2019-06-10

Navy wants 350 billion social media posts for epic research project The U.S. Navy wants to amass 350 billion social media posts for a massive data archive that will provide new insight into how people communicate online....
01:30, 2019-05-31

The White House's social media summit may not include Facebook and Twitter The White House's upcoming social media summit might be missing some key players when it goes ahead this week. Facebook and Twitter have not been invited to attend, according to sources who spoke with CNN....
15:00, 2019-07-08

Read This: An illuminating visit to the social media graveyards of cancelled TV shows Usually, when a TV series is cancelled, its social media accounts die right along with it. That’s not always the case, though, as is evidence by the official The King Of Queens Twitter account rearing its head last month to comment on Game Of Thrones....
23:30, 2019-06-28

Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda during Pentecost Mass VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has lamented what he calls today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also decried that “the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming.” He warned...
17:30, 2019-06-09

Trump’s Social Media Summit nearly descends into brawl in Rose Garden It was a fracas at the White House! President Trump’s Social Media Summit on Thursday almost descended into a brawl when Sebastian Gorka got into a brief shouting match with a White House reporter in the Rose Garden. Gorka, a former adviser to Trump, was sitting near the front row with several...
04:00, 2019-07-12

Social media erupts as Target checkout registers malfunction across the country #TargetDown was trending on social media after Targets across the country were hit with outages, leading to headache for customers trying make purchases on Saturday....
01:30, 2019-06-16

UK university will study students' social media data to prevent suicide A university in the UK is planning to use data analytics to help prevent student suicide. Northumbria University, and a handful of partner organizations, will collect data from students' social media accounts to create an "Early Alert Tool." If succe......
12:15, 2019-06-06

G-20 Tells Social-Media Operators to Step Up Efforts Against Terrorist Content The U.S. joined other major nations in calling for social-media companies to crack down on violent terrorist content online, an apparent easing of Washington’s concerns about internet censorship....
18:30, 2019-06-30

Donald Trump Escalates War On Social Media At White House 'Summit' President Donald Trump ramped up his attacks on Silicon Valley giants on Thursday with a call for "regulatory and legislative solutions" to what he described as unfair treatment of conservatives by......
06:30, 2019-07-12

On Journalist's Arrest Over Social Media Post, Akhilesh Yadav's Reaction Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for arresting a journalist for sharing an alleged objectionable post against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath....
18:00, 2019-06-11

Judge bans political strategist Roger Stone from social media A federal judge in Washington, D.C., tightened a gag order Tuesday for political operative Roger Stone, completely banning him from using any social media sites....
23:45, 2019-07-16

U.S. SEC sues social media firm Kik for 'illegal' initial coin offering The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued social media company Kik Interactive Inc on Tuesday, alleging it conducted an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens in 2017....
22:15, 2019-06-04

Parties Face ‘Crackup’ as Outsiders Wield Social Media Against the Establishment In the same week that Ross Perot died, the aftershocks of his assault on the two-party system could be seen in internal quarrels involving President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi....
01:00, 2019-07-14

What Berwick Rangers going viral tells football clubs about social media Bayern Munich and Roma are not the only clubs gaining fans online – as Berwick, Motherwell and Celtic showed last seasonBy Simon Meehan for Nutmeg magazineIt’s 4.50pm on a cold, blustery Saturday in March and I am at the in-laws’ house on the south coast of England. Cups of tea have been distributed...
17:30, 2019-07-17

Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds A misinformation campaign by groups linked to Russia tried to depress voter turnout in last month’s parliamentary elections, a European Commission review said....
16:00, 2019-06-14

RPT-Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital....
03:45, 2019-05-23

Robert Kraft: Social media helping stoke anti-Semitism Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media....
16:30, 2019-05-21

Nepal Objects To US Envoy's Move To Engage With People On Social Media The Nepal government today took strong exception to the US envoy's move to engage with Nepali people on a weekly basis through social media, saying it would only invite unnecessary controversy,......
12:00, 2019-05-23

Don't Miss: social media violence, lowdown on AI, scary black holes Watch a town descend into chaos after a social media hack, learn how much we really know about AI, explore science-art links – and peer inside black holes...
16:15, 2019-05-21

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital....
16:15, 2019-05-22

Mexican Officials Have Taken to Social Media to Ease Tensions With the U.S. Over Immigration and Trade (MEXICO CITY) — Mexican officials have copied a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook in recent days, taking to Twitter to communicate that they are working flat-out to de-escalate tensions over immigration and avoid punitive tariffs on all Mexican exports to the U.S. Announcements...
13:15, 2019-06-03

Advertisers, agencies and social media combine to tackle online threat Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online....
09:15, 2019-06-18

Social media helping stoke anti-Semitism, says Patriots owner Robert Kraft has warned that failure to tackle anti-Semitism will open the door for other forms of racism and discrimination to flourish with the help of social media....
06:00, 2019-05-22

Billy Vunipola will not forsake social media in World Cup despite Folau furore • Saracens forward made comments supportive of Israel Folau• ‘I have made my position clear,’ he says at England campBilly Vunipola has no plans to stay off social media during the forthcoming World Cup in Japan despite the controversy sparked by his support for Israel Folau – who has since been sac...
00:15, 2019-07-17

2 Arrested For Social Media Posts Against Assam, Tripura Chief Ministers Police from Assam and Tripura arrest BJP supporters on charges of making defamatory Facebook posts about Chief Ministers Sarbananda Sonowal and Biplab Kumar Deb, respectively...
06:30, 2019-06-14

Plea Deal Reached In Social Media Bomb Threat Case LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Last fall a student at the University of Kentucky made a bomb threat on social media that sent the whole campus into panic. The student who police say is responsible pled “not guilty” to the crime but we’ve learned that she might be changing that plea...
13:15, 2019-06-18

Trump’s hairstyle at church service prompts speculation on social media Speculation abounded Sunday after President Trump was photographed with what appeared to be a new hairstyle during a surprise visit Sunday to a Virginia church. ...
12:45, 2019-06-03

Social media star Christian Aaron charged with identity theft A young social media influencer is accused of stealing a Long Island woman’s identity to open up American Express credit cards, which he used to buy $19,000 worth of Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana bags and a trip to Hawaii, prosecutors said Friday. Christian Aaron, 19, from Hollywood, Calif., was ...
12:00, 2019-06-22

Social media users help cops bust alleged turtle killer Justice came slow and steady for this alleged turtle killer. Devin Antoine Simpson, 20, was busted by cops in North Carolina for kicking to death the helpless pet — after outraged social media users saw a video of the attack online, authorities said Monday. Viewers of the clip from as far away...
05:15, 2019-06-05

70 current, former CBP employees under probe for sexist, racist social media posts U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is investigating 62 current and eight former employees who are connected to racist, sexist and derogatory posts on Facebook groups....
13:00, 2019-07-16

US SEC Sues Social Media Firm Kik for 'Illegal' Initial Coin Offering US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Kik on Tuesday, alleging it conducted an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens in 2017....
21:45, 2019-06-05

François Payard bakes a ‘Fruit Loops’ cake for the age of social media Pastry chef François Payard, known for the fine French desserts he once created for KarVer and his own eponymous patisserie, has baked-up something he calls an “interpretation” on American fare. Ebb & Flow, his new waterfront cafe near the One°15 Brooklyn Marina — where Payard also serves as culinar...
23:15, 2019-07-19

Ryan Adams returns to social media in wake of abuse allegations It’s been five months since The New York Times published an in-depth piece on singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, detailing accusations from numerous women he’s been romantically or sexually involved with over the years—including songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, actress Mandy Moore, and one woman who says she ...
21:15, 2019-07-20

LA ice cream truck owner doesn’t care for social media influencers No amount of influence can buy you even an ice cream cone at this Los Angeles hot spot. The owner of popular City of Angels ice cream truck CVT Soft Serve got so fed up by so-called “influencers” asking for free treats in exchange for Instagram promotion — that he’s now charg...
04:00, 2019-07-04

TV Scoop Awards 2019: Vote for Best Fandom and Cast on Social Media And we're off! Voting has officially begun for the 2019 E! TV Scoop Awards, and we're starting with what's traditionally a pretty big race: Best Fandom and Best Cast on Social......
04:15, 2019-07-20

De Blasio's attack on Biden backfires, sparking mockery on social media NYC mayor Bill de Blasio was the subject of mockery on Wednesday after attempting to slam his Democratic rival former Vice President Joe Biden over a key issue on abortion. ...
02:00, 2019-06-06

Adidas social media campaign backfires after racist and offensive tweets Adidas newest social media campaign was met with widespread backlash after the sports brand accidentally tweeted racist and offensive phrases and slogans....
05:45, 2019-07-03

Selena Gomez Reveals How Social Media Made Her Feel Depressed Selena Gomez has 152 million followers on Instagram and was even the most followed person on the platform at a point in time. However, the 26-year-old singer is sharing less these......
22:00, 2019-06-12

Trump's Social Media Summit Was a Brain-Melting Horror Show Wormed-brained attendees at Donald Trump’s Social Media Summit were treated to nearly an hour of him complaining about not getting enough engagement on his tweets, slamming the media for reporting on his spelling and grammar errors, and a flurry of other grievances about socialism, antifa, and much,...
06:30, 2019-07-12

New York man hounded on social media says he didn’t order hit on David Ortiz A Dominican man in New York says he’s being wrongly accused on social media of ordering the shooting of former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz — and now he fears for his own life, according to new reports. Joel Galván’s photo has been circulating online, accusing him of hiring the peop...
21:15, 2019-06-12

How a #10YearChallenge tweet highlights Iran’s paradoxical relationship with social media The 10-Year Challenge was the year’s first big internet fad. You remember? When people posted pictures of themselves from 2009 and 2019 in order to… well, actually, that was it. Depending on who you talk to, it was either a benign trend for people to show off how resilient their faces were against t...
00:00, 2019-06-06

Peddlers of Medical Misinformation Are Using Social Media 'Censorship' as a Selling Point No one has ever accused Mike Adams, the self-proclaimed Health Ranger, of being an understated guy, but recent events have taken him to new, shouty heights. After Adams’ website, Natural News, had its page suspended by Facebook in June for violating the company’s spam policies, Adams likened the sus...
03:15, 2019-07-13

Railways To Hire Public Relations Experts, Woo Social Media Influencers A team of private public relations professionals will soon drive the railways' publicity campaign both at the Union ministry in the national capital as well as in each of its zones, with the national......
08:00, 2019-06-16

Scientists call on social media companies to provide better vaccine information The Salzburg Statement on Vaccination Acceptance, published Tuesday in the Journal of Health Communication, has called on companies like Google and Facebook to better identify misinformation related to vaccine safety....
03:00, 2019-07-03

Wikipedia co-founder calls for social media strike over privacy issues “Humanity has been contemptuously used by vast digital empires.” Thus begins Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s “Declaration of Digital Independence,” a new manifesto of sorts advocating for the decentralization of “Big Social Media.” He is asking for digit...
03:15, 2019-07-03

Fortnite's Creator Just Gave Us a Good Reason to Take It Seriously as a Social Media Company Even if the days of your youth are long past, chances are you know Fortnite and that flossing dance are popular with the kids. Building on that success, Epic Games—the company behind Fortnite and creator of Unreal Engine—just acquired Houseparty, a social video app popular with teens.Read more......
19:45, 2019-06-12

Tornado in Jefferson City: Residents take to social media after powerful storm After a tornado ripped through Jefferson City, Mo. early Thursday morning, residents have flooded social media with images and video showing the wrath of the storm....
15:15, 2019-05-23

Roger Stone Is Barred From Social Media After Posts Attacking Russia Inquiry Mr. Stone, a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, had long complained about the Russia investigation online even after a judge ordered him to keep quiet....
19:45, 2019-07-16

Boyfriend may have murdered social media star Bianca Devins in jealous rampage: DA The boyfriend of social media star Bianca Devins may have flipped out when she kissed another man while attending a concert in Queens on Saturday night, a report said. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara on Tuesday revealed the possible motive for why Brandon Andrew Clark, 21, allegedly m...
02:45, 2019-07-17

BJP Social Media Cell Member Arrested For Post On Assam Chief Minister Assam police arrested a member of the ruling BJP's social media team on Thursday for allegedly making communal remarks and insulting Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal through posts on private social......
06:30, 2019-06-14

Judge scolds Trump ex-adviser Stone and bans social media posts A visibly irritated federal judge on Tuesday banned President Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone from posting on social media, describing him as behaving like a schoolchild unable to follow simple orders, after prosecutors accused him of violating a gag order by repeatedly discussing his case...
22:15, 2019-07-16

Big Advertisers and Social Media Form Alliance to Fight 'Unsafe' Content Online The companies said the effort, called the Global Alliance for Responsible Media and announced during the ad industry’s annual Cannes Lions festival, will develop specific steps to protect both people and brands from what marketers call “unsafe” content...
11:45, 2019-06-18

Trump is hosting a social media summit, but Facebook and Twitter aren’t invited Trump lashed out in a Twitter post before the event on Thursday at some social media companies and traditional news firms, saying, "The Fake News is not as important, or as powerful, as Social Media" and criticizing what he said was unfairness by some firms....
16:15, 2019-07-11

Facebook and Twitter Not Invited to White House Social Media Summit This Week The Trump regime will host a social media summit this Thursday that will include “digital leaders,” according to the White House, but there are at least two major social media companies that aren’t on the guest list. Representatives from Facebook and Twitter haven’t been invited to schmooze with Pre...
13:45, 2019-07-08

Texas social media influencer and aspiring musician PJ Simien III killed in car wreck A popular social media influencer was killed when he was thrown from his Jeep in a single-car accident in Texas this week, according to a new report. PJ Simien III, who graduated from Texas A&M, and previously attended Kinkaid High School, was driving east in his Jeep Wrangler early Monday when his ...
23:45, 2019-07-16

Jordan Peterson announces new social media platform amid Pinterest controversy Jordan Peterson recently announced he will be launching a social media website alongside Dave Rubin and other key figures. Peterson says the site will have strong free speech policies, and the announcement is quite timely in light of the new Pinterest censorship scandal....
08:45, 2019-06-14

The social media giant is accused of promoting videos arguing the Earth isn't round. Many people who believe the Earth is not round first heard the idea on YouTube. But how important was the video-sharing website in helping the flat Earth movement grow?...
10:30, 2019-07-18

The Kardashian-Jenners’ social media accounts, once an asset to their show, have finally eclipsed it "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" aired part of the Khloé Kardashian/Jordyn Woods/Tristan Thompson drama, but we’ve already gotten a comprehensive look at both sides of the story....
03:45, 2019-06-28

In Troubling Experiment, UK University To Monitor Students' Social Media To Prevent Suicide A university in the UK announced that it will surveil student social media posts, among other data, to try and determine whether they are suicidal. The project is part of a pilot program and will reportedly be deployed across all British institutions if it works as intended.Read more......
23:45, 2019-06-05

Adidas social media campaign for new Arsenal jersey hijacked by Twitter trolls Adidas kicked off a humiliating social media campaign to promote its new jersey for a British soccer team – by inadvertently tweeting out images of the shirt bearing anti-Semitic and racist messages. The German sportswear goliath launched its #DareToCreate campaign on Monday to market the shirt for ...
02:45, 2019-07-03

Over 3.5 billion people are on social media; Facebook still biggest with teens; Esports on the rise The new Global Digital Statshot report from Hootsuite and We Are Social is packed with all the latest data you need to understand how people are using the internet in July 2019. You’ll find the complete report in the SlideShare embed below, but read on for my summary of this quarter’s es...
13:30, 2019-07-17

White House Disinvites Pro-Trump Cartoonist From Social Media Summit, Maybe for Being a Bit Too Racist Tomorrow, the Trump administration is hosting its first “Social Media Summit,” which is exactly what it sounds like: a far-right shitpost convention....
20:15, 2019-07-10

House Intelligence chief presses social media companies on deepfake policies U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections....
00:15, 2019-07-16

Leeds’ tawdry Twitter beef with Derby is actually social media done right | Paul MacInnes It may look petty but this online antagonism shows how football clubs have become relatively savvy online operators after their faltering first steps a decade agoIf you, like many people right now, are yearning for common courtesy, a sense of civility in these stricken times, a balm that might heal ...
23:45, 2019-05-28

13 Philadelphia police officers fired for racist, violent social media posts Thirteen Philadelphia police officers will be fired for making racist and violent social media posts, Police Commissioner Richard Ross announced Thursday....
05:45, 2019-07-19

Neymar speaks with cops about posting photos of rape accuser on social media Brazilian soccer star Neymar spoke with cops for nearly two hours Thursday evening about his posting images and messages of his rape accuser on social media without her permission — a possible violation of her online privacy. The Paris Saint-Germain forward testified to authorities in the Rio ...
09:15, 2019-06-07

Police probe as soccer star Neymar uses social media against rape claim Soccer star Neymar has responded to a woman’s allegation he raped her in Paris by issuing social media posts.        ...
13:30, 2019-06-03

This Chrome extension makes you ponder your mortality while wasting time on social media Despite fearing death, humans have always been weirdly obsessed with anticipating their final day on earth. Now in the digital age, this morbid fascination with predicting death has taken form in digital death clocks. Death countdown tools are often used as a joke, but some financial institutions, h...
14:15, 2019-07-09

Family feuds and social media spats: Hong Kong's generational divide Young people in Hong Kong today feel priced out of the city. Their parents' generation grew up in a relative land of opportunity. That goes a long way to explaining the political divide....
08:15, 2019-07-10

Trump invites far-right internet figures to discuss bias at ‘social media summit’ Attending Thursday’s event will be Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, and activists Bill Mitchell and Charlie Kirk, but no social mediaThe White House has invited a number of social media pundits and Republican lawmakers to discuss “opportunities and challenges” of the internet – but critics say...
10:45, 2019-07-11

White House Hosts Social Media Summit for Pro-Trump Digital Warriors Conservative fringe figures will get their moment with President Trump during a “social media summit,” where they will share stories of what they call discrimination and suppression on the internet....
19:15, 2019-07-11

Faked Pelosi videos, slowed to make her appear drunk, spread across social media Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media as Congress and the White House battle over efforts to gain access to Trump's financial records....
02:00, 2019-05-24

Trump slams tech firms at 'free speech' social media summit US President Trump has blamed big tech firms for gagging conservative voices at a summit of far-right online figures. At the same time, he applauded internet provocateurs for their "bad" social media behavior....
11:45, 2019-07-12

Investigators probing social media posts of couple who died on Fiji trip Investigators are looking at social media posts from a young Texas couple’s dream vacation to Fiji as they investigate a mysterious ailment that killed them, according to a report. David Paul, 37, and his wife, Michelle Paul, 35, shared videos from a restaurant during the trip in May that auth...
16:30, 2019-07-02

Meet ‘Ice Bae’: Latina Border Patrol officer taking social media by storm A female Border Patrol officer has gone viral — with social media users dubbing the woman #IceBae — on account of her dolled-up appearance. “Holy s–t…I think I’m coming down with a case of undocumentation,” wrote @VibeHi on Twitter, who was one of countless ...
05:15, 2019-07-16

Trump slams 'washed-up psycho' Bette Midler as the two clash via social media Actress Bette Midler gave a half-baked apology for circulating a fake quote on Sunday that she alleged President Trump gave to People Magazine in 1998 about a potential presidential run. ...
07:45, 2019-06-05

Free agent Kevin Durant says on social media he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Free agent Kevin Durant says on social media he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets. The post Free agent Kevin Durant says on social media he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets appeared first on LEX18.com....
01:45, 2019-07-01

Social media is not a source of peril, Sen. Josh Hawley, it's a powerful tool Social media platforms help us connect with family and friends, find help and do our jobs. Sen. Hawley uses them so his comments ares hypocritical.       ...
13:45, 2019-06-13

The key to stopping social media censorship is not to smash tech companies, but to amend Section 230 With Democrats and Republicans alike eager to flex government power over private social media companies, one option remains most appealing to limited government conservatives. Section 230 of the the Communications Decency Act protects "providers" of "an interactive user service" from legal liability...
13:15, 2019-06-06

UPDATE 1-Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary social media restrictions that were imposed to stop online hoaxes during violence around the announcement of official election results....
16:00, 2019-05-25

Indonesia lifts social media curbs targeting hoaxes during recent unrest Indonesia on Saturday lifted temporary restrictions on some social media functions aimed at stopping online hoaxes during recent violence linked to the announcement of official election results, a communications ministry official said....
16:00, 2019-05-25

72 Philadelphia police officers taken off streets over alleged racist social media posts Philadelphia has placed 72 of its police officers on administrative duty pending an investigation into alleged bigoted social media posts. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.        ...
05:00, 2019-06-21

Facebook and Twitter have not been invited to White House social media summit, sources say The White House has not extended invitations to Facebook and Twitter to attend its social media summit on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said....
18:15, 2019-07-07

Josh Hawley’s Section 230 amendment would only make social media censorship worse Earlier this month, freshman Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced legislation that would undermine the internet as we know it. Hawley’s “Ending Support for the Internet Censorship Act” would revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 and require large tech platforms such as Facebook...
14:45, 2019-06-29

Trump invites conservative social media personalities to White House summit President Trump on Thursday will hold a “Social Media Summit” at the White House, where he will meet prominent online personalities and vent his frustrations with big-tech companies allegedly squelching conservative voices, according to reports. “The White House will be hosting a very big and very i...
21:15, 2019-07-11

Maria Folau: Netball star will not be punished for social media support of husband Netball star Maria Folau will not be punished for social media support for sacked rugby player husband Israel Folau, who claimed "hell awaits" gay people....
08:15, 2019-06-23

CBOE Launches First in Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL -- August 15, 2016 -- Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has launched the CBOE-SMA Large Cap Index (SMLC Index), the first of a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indexes that measure short-term market momentum based on Social Market Analytics’ (SMA...
07:15, 2019-05-22

CBOE to Develop Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL – June 14, 2016 – Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Social Market Analytics (SMA) to develop a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indexes based on SMA’s social media metrics. ...
07:15, 2019-05-22

Adidas' social media campaign backfires, sending out anti-Semitic tweets A social media campaign celebrating Adidas' new gear for the Arsenal soccer team in London went awry Monday, with the retailer sending out anti-Semitic tweets....
19:15, 2019-07-02

CBOE Launches Second In Series of Social Media-Based Strategy Benchmark Indexes CHICAGO, IL – January 13, 2017 – Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it has launched the CBOE-SMA Large-Cap Weekly Index (SMLCWSM Index), the second in a series of sentiment-based strategy benchmark indexes designed to capitalize on short-term market momentum ba...
03:30, 2019-05-22

With Social Media Campaign, Women In Japan Fight "Heels At Work" Rule A group of Japanese women Monday submitted a petition to the government to protest what they say is a de-facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work....
12:15, 2019-06-03

Jussie Smollett Celebrates Pride in First Social Media Post Since Alleged Attack Jussie Smollett has made his return to social media. On Monday morning, the Empire star took to Instagram where he shared a memorable clip from this weekend's 2019 Tony......
08:15, 2019-06-11

Minister Pratap Sarangi, Social Media Hero, Says Criminal Cases "False" Pratap Sarangi, the lawmaker from Odisha's Balasore who was sworn in to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new council of ministers on Thursday, has found instant stardom on social media for his austere......
13:45, 2019-05-31

Chick-fil-A’s AI can spot signs of foodborne illness from social media posts with 78% accuracy Chick-fil-A is using AI and machine learning to parse social media for incidents of foodborne illness at its more than 2,400 restaurants in the U.S.Read More...
07:00, 2019-05-24

On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump Shoppers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to call for a boycott of Home Depot after its co-founder says he will back Donald Trump's reelection bid.       ...
07:45, 2019-07-09

Watch: Brazil soccer star Neymar says he is 'accused of rape' in social media video Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. posted a video over the weekend on social media, telling his fans that he has been "accused of rape" and denying the allegation....
17:15, 2019-06-03

‘So Great Looking and Smart.’ President Trump Lashes Out on Twitter Ahead of Social Media ‘Summit’ (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at social media companies and the press ahead of his White House “Social Media Summit” gathering of mostly conservative groups. Trump tweeted Thursday morning against social media companies, the press and his Democratic rivals, w...
19:15, 2019-07-11

President Trump's Designated Protest Zones Are the Perfect Analogy For 'Censorship' on Social Media President Donald Trump has often complained that America’s largest social media companies, like Facebook and Twitter, are censoring conservative voices. But even if they were, the First Amendment doesn’t apply to social media companies, and a video from President Trump’s latest rally in Florida show...
15:15, 2019-06-20

Woman arrested for creating multiple fake social media accounts to harass victim A South Carolina woman was arrested Monday for sending someone hundreds of harassing messages online, police said. Columbia resident Kathryn Leigh Witt, 50, faces a charge of first-degree harassment, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), said in a news release. Witt used multiple fake ...
02:45, 2019-07-03

Proud Boys rally for free speech, protest bias in social media in Washington D.C. An extremist group with ties to white nationalism attracted about 250 supports to its Demand Free Speech rally Saturday in protest of anti-conservative bias on social media....
03:15, 2019-07-07

Huawei executive becomes unlikely social media star as Chinese rally to tech giant’s defense Among Weibo’s trending topics Wednesday, alongside a South Korean pop idol and a difficult-to-summarize story involving two frogs, was John Suffolk, Huawei’s global cyber-security chief, who parried parliamentarians’ questions this week about whether Huawei posed a security threat....
02:15, 2019-06-13

Woman uses social media to find owner of wedding pictures found in thrift shop A woman who purchased a lunch bag from a California thrift shop made an unexpected discovery: a USB drive containing photos from a wedding nine years earlier....
18:30, 2019-07-01

Trump looks to rally controversial online allies at White House social media summit Some experts fear Trump's invite list might legitimize their online tactics -- posting incendiary, misleading tweets or videos -- entering the 2020 election campaign....
06:00, 2019-07-10

Demi Lovato shares obsession with 'Bachelorette' star Mike Johnson on social media Fans of "The Bachelorette" bid farewell to Mike Johnson on the series' most recent episode, but Demi Lovato isn't quite ready to let go. The pop singer frequently expressed her desire for Johnson on social media throughout the current season, leading fans to envision the pair as a dream celebrity co...
19:30, 2019-07-03

UPDATE 2-Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran messages during U.S. midterms: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday....
03:45, 2019-05-29

Trump invites conservative tech critics to White House for ‘social media summit’ Facebook, Google and Twitter have struggled to battle back allegations in Washington that they censor conservatives. A July 11 event could set the stage for even more scrutiny....
21:15, 2019-07-02

Nearly 2 dozen St. Louis officers flagged over alleged 'racially charged social media posts' The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office placed nearly two dozen city police officers on an exclusion list Tuesday after learning about recently revealed “racially-charged social media posts of current and retired city police.”...
07:45, 2019-06-19

Prosecutor refuses to work with St. Louis cops over alleged racist social media posts Nearly two dozen St. Louis police officers have been added to a list of officers banned from bringing cases to the city circuit attorney’s office — after a national research project accused them of making racist and anti-Muslim social media posts. Twenty-two officers were flagged during the pr...
17:00, 2019-06-19

AOC, Trump join list of celebs and social media stars as 'most influential people on the internet' While Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and President Trump differ vastly in their political views, a new ranking highlights some common ground between the two....
10:00, 2019-07-17

Missouri mayor resigns, to leave state due to ongoing threats made on social media A Missouri mayor resigned Monday after only a year in the position and is poised to move his family out of state “in a matter of days” as a result of ongoing threats on social media.    ...
20:01, 2019-06-27

Egyptian Soccer Player Kicked Off National Team After Getting Exposed As A Sex Pest On Social Media The Egyptian national soccer team, currently competing in the African Cup of Nations, announced today that they have booted midfielder Amr Warda out of their AFCON squad after several women revealed evidence of Warda being a DM-sliding, unsolicited dick pic-sending creep....
19:00, 2019-06-27

Making sense of chaos? Algos scour social media for clues to crypto moves After months of relative calm in cryptocurrency markets, bitcoin exploded back into life in April with its sharpest price jump in over a year - but few people could convincingly explain why....
11:15, 2019-07-17

Elon Musk hires man behind 'absolute unit' sheep meme to run Tesla's social media Adam Koszary’s tweet of giant sheep went viral last yearMusk adopted image and description for his Twitter profileElon Musk has reportedly hired the man responsible for a viral tweet about a giant sheep to be Tesla’s social media manager. Related: Tesla's Elon Musk reaches deal with SEC over Twitter...
20:00, 2019-05-21

UPDATE 1-House Intelligence chief presses social media companies on deepfake policies U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections....
03:15, 2019-07-16

Area 51 expert on social media campaign to 'storm' top-secret site: Military won't let anyone get close An author and expert on Area 51 said the U.S. military will never let civilians anywhere near the mysterious Air Force-run site after the "Storm Area 51" movement went viral on Facebook. ...
18:45, 2019-07-15

Judge bars Roger Stone from social media, says ex-Trump adviser violated gag order A federal judge on Tuesday barred former Trump adviser Roger Stone – facing charges of tampering, obstruction and false statements in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller – from posting anything on social media, after determining Stone violated her gag order not to discuss the case....
21:45, 2019-07-16

Twitter exec: ‘Jail,’ ‘impeachment’ for Trump, calls social media chief ‘racist d--k’ A senior Twitter manager who has called for jailing and impeaching President Trump and slammed the White House social media chief with four-letter slurs is raising concerns that the platform isn’t serious about policing hate posts....
18:30, 2019-07-15

White House Social Media Summit promises to be carnival of conservative bias victimhood The White House Social Media summit is shaping up to be a carnival of right-wing extremists and conspiracy-theorists who believe they are victims of bias.Read More...
04:30, 2019-07-09

Trump Voices Support for Social Media Legislation Conservatives Call a Free-Speech Killer “Senator [Hawley] thinks conservatives are too stupid to realize he’s trying to kill free speech online,” FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group, tweeted out last month. It’s not alone in its criticism. In recent weeks, a slew of prominent right-wing voices have taken similar aim at Sen. Josh...
03:15, 2019-07-13

Social media users call for Home Depot boycott because co-founder supports Donald Trump Social media users are calling for a boycott of Home Depot after the retailer's co-founder Bernie Marcus revealed he will support Trump's re-election.       ...
21:15, 2019-07-09

Kliff Kingsbury monitored players via fake social media accounts during time at Texas Tech In 2016, Kliff Kingsbury admitted to monitoring his Texas Tech players via fake social media accounts, often using "cute girls" as avatars.       ...
14:30, 2019-06-15

Britney Spears flaunts body in zebra bikini, hits back at social-media haters The 37-year-old star took to Instagram to broadcast a carefree image – and to send a message confirming that she's the one posting those videos.        ...
19:45, 2019-05-29

Teen girl brutally killed before photos of her body posted on social media, New York police say The brutal killing of 17-year-old Bianca Devins is drawing international attention after her alleged killer shared images of the slaying online.        ...
05:01, 2019-07-16

Acting DHS chief launches probe into 'disturbing & inexcusable' Border Patrol social media posts Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said Wednesday that he has launched an “immediate investigation” into what he called “disturbing & inexcusable” social media posts from Border Patrol agents that purportedly included graphic and vulgar jokes about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N....
23:15, 2019-07-03

Pampers to install 5,000 changing stations in men's rooms after viral social media post sparks outrage Pampers announced a new initiative this week that aims at installing 5,000 baby changing tables in men’s rooms across the country after a viral social media post last year sparked outrage among fathers....
18:30, 2019-06-12

CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram, accuses social media giant of censorship, being 'utopian socialists' CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group dedicated to a diet....
21:45, 2019-05-25

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disseminating their dangerous content online – without infringing on one’s constitutional rights – a somewhat less-known but slowly growing platform has jus...
20:15, 2019-07-10

Police Officers Get Exposed for Making Racist Social Media Posts, So Cities Decide to Investigate Police officers and departments across the nation have been accused of having implicit bias against and racist views about black people for a long time. The accusations are not new, but they are often refuted by those accused....
17:30, 2019-06-05

How Brexit party won Euro elections on social media – simple, negative messages to older voters Analysis highlights key to success of Farage party and identifies dozens of pro-Brexit bot accountsThe Brexit party used simple messaging, an active social media presence and a “overwhelmingly negative” attack to win the online battle before the European elections, according to a new analysis of the...
02:15, 2019-06-30

Trump Invites Consortium of Conservative Internet Trolls to The White House for 'Social Media Summit' As a part of President Donald Trump’s latest crusade promoting his misleading and misguided theories that social media companies are discriminating against conservatives, the White House is hosting a “social media summit” that will assemble several conservative voices.Read more......
02:15, 2019-07-03

Nike faces backlash on social media after pulling US flag shoe design days before the Fourth of July Getty Images/Raymond Boyd Nike pulled a flag-themed shoe design after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he and others find the specific flag offensive, because of its association with the time of slavery in America, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. The company slat...
18:00, 2019-07-02

President Trump Invited a Cartoonist Known for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Images to a White House Social Media Summit While Facebook and Twitter are reportedly still waiting for their invites, President Donald Trump has invited a cartoonist accused of creating “a blatantly anti-Semitic” illustration to a Social Media Summit at the White House. Artist Ben Garrison, whose work often display alt-right them...
11:15, 2019-07-08

Trump Administration to Require Visa Applicants to List 'Social Media Identifiers,' Previous Phone Numbers According to CBS News, the State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for United States visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers, a vast expansion of immigrant and visitor screening under the Trump administration....
00:00, 2019-06-02

AR IN SOCIAL MEDIA: How immersive experiences drive sales, improve customer engagement, and boost awareness (FB, SNAP) This is a preview of the AR in Social Media research report from Business Insider Intelligence. 14-Day Risk Free Trial: Get full access to this and all Apps & Platforms industry research reports. Augmented reality's (AR's) ability to link our digital and physical worlds is transforming the way bran...
03:15, 2019-07-16

Facebook, Twitter and major social media sites blocked amid Liberian anti-corruption protest Telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Liberia have restricted Internet access in the country by blocking Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat amid anti-corruption protests by citizens. The move seems to be an instruction from Liberian authorities in a ...
11:30, 2019-06-12

A Police Union Is Telling Cops to Use the Punisher's Logo Amid an Investigation Into Racist Social Media Posts Earlier this year, a group of St. Louis police officers were put on administrative leave after their racist social media posts were resurfaced, prompting the police department to launch an investigation into them. Now, the head of St. Louis’ police union is calling for its members to support their f...
02:30, 2019-07-16

Montana hunters who illegally killed Yellowstone mountain lion left trail of photos on social media Three hunters in Montana who illegally killed a mountain lion in Yellowstone National Park last year were caught after authorities followed a trail of pictures the trio posted on social media, according to court documents....
21:45, 2019-06-13

Fake social media accounts spread pro-Iran, anti-Trump messages during 2018 election: FireEye A network of fake social media accounts impersonated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday....
22:30, 2019-05-28

Celtics star Jayson Tatum chided on social media after his beloved Blues beat Bruins in Stanley Cup Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum celebrated the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday on social media and immediately received criticism from fans....
22:00, 2019-06-13

Roger Stone avoids jail, banned from major social media after judge rules he breached gag order Stone, 66, a notorious Republican political operative who has described himself as a "dirty trickster," had previously been dressed down by the judge for his public remarks about the federal criminal case in Washington, D.C....
19:45, 2019-07-16

A Change of Scenery, a Commitment to Service and a Social Media Cleanse: Inside Selena Gomez's Year of Rebuilding Selena Gomez needed a change. While she's been a bit omnipresent as of late, sitting down for a handful of interviews to promote her new movie The Dead Don't Die, out in theaters......
04:00, 2019-06-15

DOJ watchdog: Former FBI official illegally leaked court docs, disclosed 'sensitive' information and took gift from media The Justice Department's internal watchdog announced in an investigative summary released Wednesday that a former FBI Deputy Assistant Director engaged in a slew of "misconduct," including leaking "sensitive" information to the media and accepting a gift from a member of the media....
23:15, 2019-05-29

Nearly half of British teens exposed to harmful social media content - but two-thirds don't report it, study finds Nearly half of British teenagers have said they have been exposed to harmful content on social media, but two-thirds did not report it, a survey has found....
21:00, 2019-06-14

Philadelphia Police Department puts 72 officers on desk duty amid investigation into anti-Muslim social media posts Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross confirmed Wednesday that seventy-two Philadelphia police officers were placed on administrative duty amid an internal investigation into alleged racist, inappropriate and anti-Muslim social media posts made by officers on the force....
23:45, 2019-06-20

Philadelphia police union calls commissioner ‘irresponsible’ amid investigation into alleged racist, anti-Muslim social media posts The head of Philadelphia's police union has accused the city’s police commissioner of being “premature and irresponsible” with comments about expecting officers to be fired over alleged racist and anti-Muslim social media posts....
00:15, 2019-06-21

'When I close my eyes, those images haunt me': Step mom of murdered teen social media influencer speaks out after photos of the crime spread online The Williams/Devins Family Kaleigh Nicole Rimmer, the step mom of slain teen influencer Bianca Devins, said it is "absolutely disgusting" that people continue to share photos of her stepdaughter's death even after original posts were taken down on social media. "I have seen the pictures. I will FOR...
10:30, 2019-07-17

While Social Media Giants Struggle to Police Hate Speech and Divisive Rhetoric, This Knitting Site Just Banned Posts Supporting the Trump Administration Ravelry, a popular social network and online community for knitters and other needleworkers, has banned posts in support of President Donald Trump, saying his administration is “undeniably” supportive of white supremacy. The website published a statement Sunday, outlining its new policy...
21:15, 2019-06-27

Trump hails social media, slams 'fake news' Donald Trump says social media allows messages to be sent directly to the people without going through the "fake news filter." The president says social media users challenge "media gatekeepers" to bring the truth to the American people." (July 11)        ...
07:00, 2019-07-12

‘Way ahead of the field’: inside the Trump campaign's unprecedented social media campaign Donald Trump spent more than $11.1m on Facebook and Google ads alone more than 500 days before the electionIt was the end of a tumultuous month for the Trump White House. A redacted version of the Mueller report had been released to the public. Democratic committee leaders were threatening subpoenas...
11:15, 2019-07-03

Miss Michigan stripped of title over 'offensive' social media posts Kathy Zhu received an email Thursday dismissing her as a Miss World America pageant participant and revoking her Miss Michigan World America title.        ...
05:15, 2019-07-20

Phoenix family knows there's more to Kevin Durant's social media presence than feuds with trolls It's easy to get the impression Kevin Durant is just a jerk who uses social media to argue. But his biggest fan, Jordan Pruneau, knows better.        ...
22:15, 2019-05-26

Everything Social Media Giants Banned in 2019 (That They Should've Banned Ages Ago) One of the more frequent annoyances of our modern world is the endless defenses social media platforms make to sidestep their responsibilities to curb the myriad problems that arise solely because they exist. Every so often, one of them will pat themselves on the back for doing the Absolute Bare Min...
03:15, 2019-07-11

Sarah Hyland is engaged to 'Bachelorette' alum Wells Adams after meeting on social media 'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland took to Instagram Tuesday to announce her engagement to Wells Adams, a radio DJ who competed on 'The Bachelorette.'        ...
00:15, 2019-07-19

Noa Pothoven death: Dutch rape victim dies after tragic social media post about being 'released because my suffering is unbearable' A 17-year-old from the Netherlands who wrote about her struggles after being raped has died following posting on social media that she needed to be released from her suffering....
18:00, 2019-06-05

On YouTube or Instagram? Here's what it takes to make money as social media 'influencer' You could turn the time you spend on YouTube and Facebook into real money. ViralNation spells out how much you could make.       ...
15:30, 2019-07-10

BBC bosses called on to issue apology after Imam Abdullah Patel who made 'disturbing' social media comments appeared on Tory leadership debate Viewers today called on BBC bosses to issue an apology after "disturbing" social media posts were unearthed from an Imam who made an appearance on the Tory leaders' debate....
11:45, 2019-06-19

Australian police can now snoop on public Wi-Fi users Connecting to public Wi-Fi always carries certain risks but users who access the internet at McDonald's and Westfield in Australia could be targeted for surveillance by police under the country's new encryption legislation.According to a briefing by the home affairs department obtained thr...
03:45, 2019-05-29

'Punch a guy so hard he poops himself': Police under fire for 'shameful' social media posts The Plain View Project shows police officers referring to minorities as animals and shared pictures that are anti-Islam.        ...
00:30, 2019-06-06

Snoop Dogg gets in on Lakers’ Kawhi Leonard wooing In case you didn’t already think Kawhi Leonard’s free agency had jumped the shark, we now have an original Snoop Dogg song to add to the prosecution’s evidence. Just after Canadian TV cameras followed a Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment plane and then a car believed to be carryin...
00:30, 2019-07-06

Spies with that? Police can snoop on McDonald's and Westfield wifi customers Exclusive: Documents reveal rushed encryption legislation allows police to compel wifi providers to turn over information about usersPeople accessing the internet at McDonald’s and Westfield in Australia could be targeted for surveillance by police under new encryption legislation, according to the ...
12:45, 2019-05-28

Charity condemns Snoop Dogg's 'unhelpful' Gascoigne post Snoop Dogg has been criticised by a leading alcohol awareness charity for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the impact of alcohol on his appearance....
00:45, 2019-06-29

Mom's viral post reminds us that social media isn't real: 'Mamas, don't compare yourself' Jen Flint wrote about a day at the pool where she saw a mom taking photos for social media and worried about mom's comparing themselves to perfection.        ...
01:45, 2019-06-28

Listen: Snoop Dogg tries luring Kawhi Leonard to Lakers with new song Free agent forward Kawhi Leonard has a new celebrity trying to woo the two-time NBA Finals MVP to play for the Los Angeles Lakers: rapper and Lakers fan Snoop Dogg....
18:45, 2019-07-05

Snoop Dogg breaks Guinness World Record for largest gin and juice The 'Gin and Juice' rapper crafted the record-breaking cocktail at BottleRock Napa festival with the help of Warren G, chef Michael Voltaggio and Williams Sonoma.        ...
15:00, 2019-05-31

Snoop Dogg, rain out, Red Sox’s pitching give peek into sports madness How about a change-up from a screwball? Not that you care, but it’s time I shared the method to my growing madness. I compile notes — accent on pile — that I hope are of interest. Then I sort through them and bang on a keyboard. Today, however, a blind draw. Whatever comes out and......
02:15, 2019-06-16

Snapchat Employees Allegedly Misused Internal Tools to Snoop on Users: Report Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands of people work for these companies, and all it takes is a few bad actors with the right access to peep at some of your most intimate personal details. And, ac...
01:00, 2019-05-24

Snoop Dogg shares 'nasty' Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse Snoop Dogg has been criticised for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the negative effects of alcohol compared to cannabis....
22:30, 2019-06-27

Gazza calls Snoop Dogg an ugly t*** in row over anti-alcohol abuse post Paul Gascoigne has described Snoop Dogg as an ugly t**t after the US rapper posted pictures showing what alcohol had allegedly done to the footballer's appearance....
16:30, 2019-06-28

'Aladdin' early social media reactions are positive: 'Enchanted' and 'surprisingly fun' Film critics are continuing to see Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' and giving predominantly positive social media feedback. Here's what they're saying.        ...
14:30, 2019-05-22

Ninja, DJ Marshmello, Snoop Dogg, sign on for new video game-music festival in Las Vegas The Metarama Gaming + Music Festival in Las Vegas Oct. 19-20 will feature top esports athletes, video game streamers and musicians including Shaq.       ...
18:01, 2019-06-19

'Aladdin' social media reactions are positive: 'Enchanted' and 'surprisingly fun' Film critics are continuing to see Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' and giving predominantly positive social media feedback. Here's what they're saying.        ...
01:30, 2019-05-23

Liberals to unveil ‘social finance’ plan for new ways to deliver social services The Liberals have been crafting the strategy for years, hoping to bring private money into social services governments provide themselves or directly fund....
14:00, 2019-06-12

Liberal’s ‘social finance’ plan aims to find new ways to deliver social services It's uncharted water for both the government and the organizations it hopes will share hundreds of millions of dollars more, and the early part of the voyage has been rough....
05:45, 2019-06-13

Global Media Forum 2019: Press freedom linked to media credibility With journalists and media organizations losing some of their credibility, authorities find it easier to curtail press freedom. Asian journalists explored ways to deal with the situation at DW's Global Media Forum....
15:45, 2019-05-29

THE SOCIAL VIDEO REPORT: How social platforms are transforming their video distribution strategies and creating new opportunities for brands (FB, SNAP, GOOGL, AAPL) This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can log in and read the report here. Business Insider Intelligence Social platforms are ramping up on emergent video formats to drive new and ...
10:30, 2019-07-17

Sports Illustrated's Media Operations Pawned Off To Unproven Start-Up Helmed By Longtime Media Creeps Control of Sports Illustrated’s media operations has changed hands once again, just three weeks after the now former SI owner Meredith Corp sold the magazine’s name and licensing rights to Authentic Brands Group. Per a press release posted by Meredith and sent out to SI staffers, Sports Illustrated’...
23:15, 2019-06-17

Global Media Forum 2019: Populists, media and power Who holds the power in politics and society? That is one of the questions to be discussed in depth by international participants at DW's Global Media Forum 2019....
11:00, 2019-05-26

Snoop Dogg blasted over Gazza booze post: Rapper criticised for using image of Paul Gascoigne to 'compare effects of alcohol and cannabis abuse' Snoop Dogg has faced a social media backlash after he posted pictures of troubled England football legend Paul Gascoigne to illustrate the negative effects of "alcohol abuse"....
19:30, 2019-06-27

Sport businesses become digital media companies in the digital media revolution Another post by my favorite sports influencer and thought leader, Stephen Bourke. He charts the present and the future of an industry that has enormous impact: sports....
23:30, 2019-07-01

Authorities Rescind All Invitations to the Cookout Citing rampant abuse and the increasing number of black barbecue-goers who mistakenly assumed that they were eating auntie-certified potato salad but somehow ended up with cubed cauliflower and sour cream in their mouths, America’s oldest and most respected governing bodies for negro culinary activi...
19:30, 2019-07-03

DR authorities ID man they say paid Ortiz hitmen Dominican authorities on Monday identified the man they believe paid hit men to try to kill David Ortiz, adding that they were closing in on the mastermind and motive behind the shooting of the famous slugger who is recovering at a hospital in Boston....
10:00, 2019-06-18

Body of former Mouseketeer identified by Oregon authorities Authorities announced Thursday that the body found at the Oregon home of former Mouseketeer Dennis Day two months ago was the ex-child star, ending an unusual missing person case that started nearly a year ago....
04:00, 2019-06-08

Lebanese authorities to investigate deadly shooting BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s top defense council has ordered an investigation into a deadly shooting that left two people dead and others wounded. The Higher Defense Council held a meeting Monday attended by the president, prime minister, Cabinet ministers and heads of Lebanon’s security and ...
17:30, 2019-07-01

ICC prosecutor: Sudan authorities should hand over ex-leader The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged Sudan's transitional authorities on Wednesday to hand over or prosecute ousted President Omar al-Bashir and four others for alleged war crimes in Darfur....
22:45, 2019-06-19

Tennessee Authorities: US Marshals shot and killed man A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman says US Marshals shot and killed a man who had multiple felony warrants, rammed police cars with his vehicle and had a weapon. An angry crowd threw rocks at police, hurting 25 officers. (June 13))        ...
16:00, 2019-06-13

When in Rome, don't dress as a centurion, say city authorities Messy eating near monuments and singing on public transport are also banned by new rulesDressed as a gladiator, Remi Sanz, a visitor from Spain, was unaware that his outfit might land him in trouble as he hung around Rome’s famous Trevi Fountain on Friday morning.Authorities in the Italian capital h...
20:15, 2019-06-07

The Latest: Authorities didn’t have enough for hate charges DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina man pleading guilty to murder in the slayings of three Muslim students (all times local): 2:45 p.m. An attorney who has worked with the families of three Muslim students gunned down in February 2015 says federal authorities decided they did not have...
22:00, 2019-06-12

Authorities identify five killed in wrong-way crash on I-40 PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say the five people killed in a wrong-way wreck on Interstate 40 in northwestern Arizona included two from a nearby Nevada town and three from New York City. Arizona Department of Public Safety identifies those killed in the crash southwest of Kingman on Friday as 82-year-...
20:15, 2019-05-26

Authorities: Man with a gun and 130 rounds of ammo was arrested outside of a school A New Jersey elementary school was placed on lockdown this week after a man was found in the parking lot with a gun and multiple rounds of ammunition, authorities said....
01:45, 2019-06-16

42 Inmates Were Killed Across Three Brazil Prisons, Authorities Say (RIO DE JANEIRO) — Forty-two inmates were killed at three different prisons in the capital of Brazil’s northern Amazonas state Monday, authorities reported, a day after 15 died during fighting among prisoners at a fourth prison in the same city. The Amazonas state prison agency said all ...
04:30, 2019-05-28

Authorities raid 247 homes in Colorado pot bust Authorities say they broke up hundreds of black market marijuana growing operations in Colorado that flouted the state's cannabis law by raising tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes. (May 24)        ...
04:15, 2019-05-25

Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii transportation officials say nine people have died after a twin-engine aircraft crashed in Hawaii. The Hawaii Department of Transportation says nine were aboard the aircraft when it went down Friday evening near Dillingham Airfield in the northwest corner of Oahu and no one is...
07:45, 2019-06-22

At least 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii, authorities say The Hawaii Department of Transportation says nine were aboard the aircraft when it went down near Dillingham Airfield in the northwest corner of Oahu.        ...
09:01, 2019-06-22

Mexican authorities search for ex-CEO of state oil company Mexican authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the former director of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos, who is wanted for alleged corruption...
00:45, 2019-05-30

The Latest: Health authorities threaten US Steel shutdown CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a fire at U.S. Steel coke plant (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Health authorities are threatening to shut down U.S. Steel’s suburban Pittsburgh coke plant unless it comes into compliance with air emissions standards. The Allegheny County Health Department issue...
00:30, 2019-06-18

Brazil authorities transfer inmates after rioting kills 55 Brazilian security officials said Tuesday nine inmates blamed for killing sprees in several prisons will be transferred to stricter federal facilities, after two days of unrest left 55 prisoners dead and authorities rushing to prevent the violence from spreading....
22:30, 2019-05-28

North Carolina authorities: Kittens being thrown off highway NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina authorities say people have been throwing kittens off of two state highways, and some into the Neuse River below. News outlets report the Craven County Sheriff’s office says they’ve received “multiple reports” of kittens being tossed from ...
16:45, 2019-06-19

Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan Authorities charge that an Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reports ....
04:45, 2019-06-16

Japan authorities identify Kawasaki stabbings attacker Japanese authorities have named 51-year-old Ryuichi Iwasaki as the attacker who stabbed two people to death in a rare act of public violence in Japan on Tuesday....
16:45, 2019-05-29

Lebanon telecom authorities order blocking of Grindr BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Telecommunications Ministry has ordered the blocking of the popular dating application Grindr, used mainly by gay men and trans men, saying it facilitates meetings between bisexuals or people of the same sex. Amnesty International on Wednesday called the decision “...
20:30, 2019-05-29

Ethiopian authorities arrest dozens after coup attempt In Ethiopia, an Amhara region party spokesman has said scores of its supporters have been arrested. The sweep in Addis Ababa follows a bid by a militia to seize power in the nation's second-largest region....
19:45, 2019-06-27

Dominican authorities bust three more in David Ortiz shooting Authorities in the Dominican Republic now have nine suspects connected to the shooting of Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in custody, including a woman, it was revealed Thursday. Among the suspects were six who were arrested on Wednesday — including the suspected gunman, Rolfi Ferreira Cruz — and three ...
11:00, 2019-06-14

Black man killed in Memphis was a suspect in shooting: authorities A young black man shot dead by federal agents as they sought to arrest him in Memphis, triggering overnight clashes between police and protesters, was wanted as a suspect in the shooting of a man in Mississippi earlier this month, authorities said on Thursday....
01:00, 2019-06-14

Authorities: Alabama man fed meth to caged ‘attack squirrel’ ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a man kept a caged “attack squirrel” in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive. The News Courier reports authorities are seeking 35-year-old Mickey Paulk on multiple charges including possession of a controlle...
00:15, 2019-06-19

Mom accuses Dominican authorities of ‘lying’ about son’s hiking death The heartbroken mother of a Bronx teacher who died on a hike in the Dominican Republic suspects foul play was involved — despite authorities claiming the cause was a heart attack. “He was healthy. I know they’re lying,” Annette Wedington insisted of her son Terrence Richmond’s sudden dea...
00:45, 2019-06-19

Chinese authorities to file case for FedEx investigation Bejing authorities have moved to file a case to probe FedEx over allegedly violating Chinese clients rights, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported Saturday....
01:01, 2019-06-02

Authorities: Man offered money to ‘rape and murder’ Alaskan ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities charge that an Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reports . The newspaper on Saturday cited court documents saying...
04:15, 2019-06-16

Deputy coerced wanted mom into performing sex act on baby: authorities A Louisana sheriff’s deputy was fired after he allegedly coerced a wanted woman into performing a sex act on her infant son in exchange for not arresting her. Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Shaderick Jones, 42, was arrested and terminated immediately Friday after police became aware o...
19:00, 2019-06-10

Authorities identify 3 bodies linked to suspected killer CONCORD, N.H. — For nearly two decades, four suspected victims of serial killer Terry Peder Rasmussen remained unidentified — only decomposed bodies found in two barrels. But on Thursday, authorities were able to name three of them. The state attorney general’s office confirmed one of the victims wa...
03:45, 2019-06-08

Authorities say a man crashed while flying a jetpack type of device. Authorities say a man crashed while flying a jetpack type of device. It happened this morning in the Salt River Recreation Area. First responders say he was alert and conscious when they found him. It is unclear what kind of device he was flying. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is now inv...
07:45, 2019-06-06

Authorities: cocaine seized from Port of Savannah container SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Federal authorities say they’ve seized more than 21 kilograms (47 pounds) of cocaine and arrested two people during a warehouse raid in Georgia. U.S. Attorney Bobby Christine said in a news release Tuesday that federal and local law enforcement agencies served a search war...
00:15, 2019-06-12

Authorities: Woman Who Left Newborn In Woods In ’93 Charged CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a woman who put her newborn baby boy in a garbage bag and left him in a wooded area in 1993 has been charged with aggravated murder after detectives tracked her down using familial DNA. Geauga County Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand announced Thursday at a news ...
23:30, 2019-06-06

Pack of dogs may have fatally mauled Florida man, authorities say Authorities said Friday that a pack of dogs may have attacked and killed a Florida man whose body was riddled with more than 100 bites. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said the body of Melvin Olds Jr., 45, was discovered Thursday near Lake Placid, Florida, and investigators, the medical ...
22:15, 2019-07-06

Authorities remove 178 cats from suburban Detroit home WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say animal control officers have removed 178 cats from a suburban Detroit home where the animals were found living in what was described as deplorable conditions. The Oakland County Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center says the animals were found af...
14:45, 2019-05-21

Mexican authorities push out camping migrants in south Mexican immigration authorities have cleared a park of camping Central American migrants and another makeshift encampment of Haitians and African migrants outside an immigration detention center near the Guatemala border...
00:45, 2019-05-30

Mexican authorities send more migrants to detention center Authorities in southern Mexico have sent about 100 more migrants to a detention center amid the government’s push to deter Central Americans and others from crossing the country to reach the United States...
22:45, 2019-06-23

Authorities: Theft ring stole $4 million in used cooking oil A band of 21 conspirators stole $3.9 million worth of used of cooking oil, known as "yellow grease," from restaurants in three states and transported it across the country, according to a federal indictment unsealed in North Carolina on Thursday. ...
12:30, 2019-06-22

Sacramento police officer in serious condition after being shot, authorities say A Sacramento police officer was shot and seriously wounded Wednesday evening by a rifleman who blasted away at officers trying to rescue her, police said.        ...
08:45, 2019-06-20

Facebook Says Libra Cryptocurrency to Be Regulated by Swiss Authorities Facebook said its Libra cryptocurrency will be regulated by Switzerland’s financial watchdog, adding the digital money would never compete with national currencies or undermine the role of central banks....
19:45, 2019-07-15

MLB notebook: Authorities say Ortiz wasn't targeted in shooting The orchestrated attack that resulted in David Ortiz getting shot at a nightclub earlier this month was not meant to target the former Boston Red Sox star, Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday....
08:00, 2019-06-20

Indian authorities say no survivors of air force plane crash Indian authorities say there are no survivors from an AN-32 transport plane that crashed in a mountainous area near the border with China earlier this month....
14:30, 2019-06-13

Dominican authorities say tourist died of heart attack Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the deaths of a Pennsylvania psychotherapist and an American couple five days later at the same resort appear to be unrelated incidents....
05:15, 2019-06-07

Florida authorities beg locals to slaughter invading iguanas Green iguanas are crawling rampant in Florida — so much so that authorities are urging locals to kill the reptiles “whenever possible.” The critters are not native to Florida and are considered an invasive species because of the damage they can inflict on seawalls, sidewalks and landscape plants, ac...
20:30, 2019-07-03

Authorities identify victims of Ford dealership shooting Morgan Hill police identified 59-year-old Brian Light and 38-year-old Xavier Souto as those killed, calling Light's actions "nothing short of heroic."...
19:00, 2019-06-27

Louisiana Man Killed 3 ‘Random Victims’ in Two Days, Authorities Say The man, Sean Barrette, 22, faces murder charges after three men were shot and killed in vehicles in Metairie, outside of New Orleans. He’s also a suspect in a killing in the city....
06:45, 2019-06-20

Authorities: 4 dead after rural southwestern Indiana crash ELNORA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two children and two adults have died following a crash in rural southwestern Indiana. The Daviess County sheriff’s office says in a statement that a vehicle was heading southbound about 6:30 p.m. Thursday at an intersection and failed to yield the right of ...
18:30, 2019-06-28

David Ortiz Shooting: Five Suspects Detained, Authorities Say A man suspected of shooting Ortiz was among the five detained, and the authorities said the coordinator of the attack had been offered about $7,800 to carry it out....
23:45, 2019-06-12

Masai Ujiri Could Be Charged in Altercation After Raptors’ Title Win, Authorities Say The head of the Toronto Raptors’ front office was involved in an altercation with a sheriff’s deputy shortly after his team won the N.B.A. championship, the authorities said....
22:45, 2019-06-14

Authorities meet to discuss cartel violence along southern border TUCSON- Local and state authorities are working together to address the increase of deaths on the doorstep of the southern border due to cartel violence. Cartel members are now seeking asylum in Douglas and Naco, Arizona for what they say is a credible threat. In the span of a week, officials say 12...
05:15, 2019-06-19

US authorities seize over $200,000 worth of Bitcoin in suspected drug ring US authorities have seized more than $200,000 worth of Bitcoin after arresting three Boston-based men on charges of conspiring to sell drugs on the dark web. Binh Thanh Le, 22, Steven McCall, 23, and Allante Pires, 22, were each charged with conspiring to make and distribute MDMA, Ketamine, and Xana...
16:15, 2019-06-17

Egyptian authorities refuse Mursi's burial in family cemetery: son Egyptian authorities have refused to allow President Mohamed Mursi to be buried at his family's cemetery, his son Abdullah Mohamed Mursi told Reuters on Monday....
01:45, 2019-06-18

Brazil authorities put freeze on Neymar mansions amid tax dispute Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar's off-pitch woes continue to mount, as Brazilian tax authorities put a freeze on dozens of his mansions and other properties amid a long-running tax dispute, local media reported Monday....
20:30, 2019-06-17

Authorities eyeing bootleg liquor as potential cause of DR tourist deaths Cops are investigating whether at least seven tourists who mysteriously died in the Dominican Republic were poisoned by counterfeit booze, The Post has learned. Officials want to know who supplied the alcoholic beverages the victims drank in the minutes and hours before their deaths over the past ye...
12:30, 2019-06-14

Italian authorities arrest rescue boat captain after docking The Sea-Watch humanitarian vessel was carrying 40 migrants when it docked at the port in Lampedusa in defiance of Italian orders after a weeks-long standoff....
02:00, 2019-06-30

FIFA vice president Ahmad questioned by French authorities FIFA vice president Ahmad detained and questioned in Paris, a day before the start of the Women's World Cup        ...
15:45, 2019-06-06

Indian authorities recover bodies of seven climbers from mountain, one still missing Police on Sunday retrieved the bodies of seven climbers killed in an avalanche near India's second-highest mountain late last month and are still looking for an eighth, officials said on Sunday....
02:45, 2019-06-24

Here's why authorities say David Ortiz was mistakenly attacked in the Dominican Republic The shooting of baseball legend David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic left fans wondering why would anyone try to kill Big Papi. Turns out, according to prosecutors, he wasn't the intended target....
19:15, 2019-06-20

Hong Kong authorities shut government offices due to protests Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city's financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial....
03:45, 2019-06-13

David Ortiz shot in botched hit job ordered for his friend: authorities The David Ortiz shooting was a case of mistaken identity by a group of bungling hit men who were targeting one of the Red Sox great’s friends — but got confused because they were both wearing white pants, officials reveled on Wednesday. The roughly $8,000 assassination was ordered against the retire...
03:15, 2019-06-20

Authorities accuse teen of peddling drugs, guns on Snapchat ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a New Mexico teenager accused of using social media to peddle fentanyl, assault weapons and other firearms. Bernalillo District Attorney Raul Torrez on Wednesday announced the 17-year-old’s arrest. Authorities said it came after a mul...
22:30, 2019-06-05

Chennai in crisis as authorities blamed for dire water shortage Four reservoirs supplying India’s sixth largest city dry up as state accused of inactionAuthorities in Chennai have been criticised for failing to deal with a crippling water shortage that has brought the Indian city to crisis point, leaving taps dry in homes and forcing schools, offices and restaur...
16:45, 2019-06-19

German authorities rejected almost all 2019 church asylum cases The federal office for migration and refugees (BAMF) turned down most of the church asylum cases in the first four months of 2019, according to media reports. Humanitarian groups have criticized the rejections as harsh....
16:45, 2019-06-08

U.S. authorities seize more than $1B worth of cocaine from ship at Philadelphia port U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history....
04:45, 2019-06-19

Flood victims in Siberia complain authorities failed to warn them Russian residents of the Siberian region of Irkutsk devastated by a fatal flood have accused the authorities of failing to give them adequate warning that could have helped save lives and avert damage....
21:00, 2019-07-02

Man who paid for hit on David Ortiz reportedly identified by Dominican authorities The man was said in court documents to be a fugitive who used a go-between to pay approximately $7,800 for the shooting of Ortiz, who was injured in the attack....
12:15, 2019-06-18

Migrants stranded in boat off Tunisia as authorities say centers overcrowded A rescue boat carrying around 75 migrants, most of them from Bangladesh, has been stuck off Tunisia for 12 days after authorities refused to let them disembark, the Red Crescent said on Tuesday....
20:45, 2019-06-11

Authorities are searching for 8 climbers who have been missing for a week in the Indian Himalayas De Agostini Picture Library via Getty Images Authorities are searching for eight climbers, including seven hikers and one guide, after they've been missing for a week in the Indian Himalayas. The group, which reportedly included four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian climber, didn...
22:01, 2019-06-01

Authorities: Two Ohio boys dead after fire at Michigan cabin RAISIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say two boys from Ohio have died following a weekend fire at a cabin in southern Michigan. The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports that the boys, ages 9 and 15, were from the Dayton area and were visiting with their grandparents and great-grandparents. The boys̵...
12:30, 2019-06-03

Texas Authorities Deny Withholding Sandra Bland Video The Texas Department of Public Safety is denying the office withheld a cellphone video of the killing of Sandra Bland during a 2015 traffic stop....
01:45, 2019-05-26

Nevada authorities investigate what may be first death related to California earthquakes Authorities in Nevada are investigating a man's death which may be the first attributed to the earthquake that hit Southern California last week.        ...
16:00, 2019-07-10

Man who attacked Tacoma immigration center was repeat assailant: authorities Authorities in Tacoma, Washington, have named a man who was killed after attacking an immigration detention facility, and court records showed he had been previously arrested for assaulting a police officer at a protest outside the same facility....
23:30, 2019-07-14

At Least 30 Dead, 200 Missing After Boat Sinks in Western Congo, Authorities Say (KINSHASA, Congo) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teache...
23:30, 2019-05-26

Oregon authorities believe remains of actor Charles Levin found Actor, 70, had roles in Seinfeld, Annie Hall and ManhattanCar found on remote road, medical examiner to make final IDRemains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as Seinfeld and Night Court.The 70-ye...
23:45, 2019-07-14

Authorities in Morocco found a man crammed behind car glove box in bid to enter Europe An African man has been found crammed behind the glove box of a car in a bid to get to Europe -- one of four people spotted in vehicles on the same day by authorities in Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in north Africa....
16:45, 2019-05-28

Authorities search for suspect in cold case murder of Ajo mother AJO, Ariz. – In 2003, Alejandra Molina was brutally murdered in her mother’s home. Authorities say they know who the killer is, but do not know his whereabouts. Detectives believe Manuel Lozano is responsible for killing the mother of two. Anthony Molina was only 8-years-old when his mo...
07:30, 2019-05-29

Authorities raid Long Island marijuana grow houses Federal and local authorities raided two marijuana grow houses on Long Island Wednesday as part of an ongoing operation in the area, a law enforcement source told The Post. Officials with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations, the NYPD and Suffolk County Police Department descended on two homes in ...
19:30, 2019-06-05

Nepal Authorities Clear 11 Tonnes Of Trash From Mount Everest The Nepalese government on Monday concluded its clean-up drive of the Mount Everest and said it had collected nearly 11 tonnes of trash that had piled up on the peak for decades....
20:45, 2019-05-27

Braskem board approves leniency deal with Brazil's authorities The board of Brazilian petrochemicals producer Braskem SA has approved the signing of leniency deal with Brazil's comptroller general's office and the government's solicitor general in the Car Wash corruption case, the company said on Monday in a filing....
03:15, 2019-05-28

Florida man charged with exporting hundreds of AR-15 parts to Argentina, authorities say A South Florida man was charged Thursday for allegedly shipping hundreds of AR-15 parts to Argentina and other Latin American countries as part of a massive smuggling operation, authorities said....
16:45, 2019-07-15

Authorities ID Nevada man found dead under vehicle after California quakes Authorities in Nevada have identified a man who was found dead this week under a vehicle that may have collapsed on him during strong earthquakes in Southern California....
03:15, 2019-07-12

Man sexually assaulted crying teen on international flight: authorities A Massachusetts man has been indicted on a federal criminal charge for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman sitting next to him and crying on a United flight from Japan to the US, according to a report. George Seryogin was accused of groping the woman during the flight from Tokyo to Dul...
16:45, 2019-05-21

Indiana boy was restrained with shock collar and starved before his death, authorities say Luis Posso and Dayan Median Flores face neglect charges in the death in Bloomington of a 12-year-old boy who showed signs of abuse and starvation.        ...
21:45, 2019-05-30

Mexican authorities find wreckage of plane carrying 13 people The wreckage of a missing private plane carrying 13 people has been found in a mountainous area in the northern state of Coahuila, the state's public security department said....
20:15, 2019-05-21

Authorities Subpoena Information on Andrew Gillum’s 2018 Campaign Mr. Gillum, who lost his race for Florida governor, had previously been shadowed by an F.B.I. inquiry into city government in Tallahassee, where he was mayor....
03:15, 2019-05-31

Man tried to climb White House fence, assaulted police officer, authorities say A suspect was stopped by Secret Service agents Friday night as he allegedly tried to climb over a White House security barrier, according to reports. ...
13:00, 2019-06-15

John Daly’s buggy gives us a joyride in front of po-faced golf authorities It’s hard to escape the sense that the powers-that-be just feel someone like Daly makes the place untidyNews that the R&A is considering John Daly’s request for permission to use a buggy for July’s Open at Royal Portrush has been met by a growing chorus of people saying that it shouldn’t be. The arg...
14:15, 2019-05-22

Libya’s Mitiga airport halts air traffic after missile strike: authorities The Libyan capital Tripoli's Mitiga airport halted air traffic on Sunday after the facility was struck by missiles, according to a post on the airport authorities' Facebook page....
03:45, 2019-07-08

Dominican Republic beatdown victim’s hubby says authorities lying about attack The husband of the woman who said she was savagely beaten at a Dominican Republic resort says authorities there bungled the investigation into the attack — and are lying about it now....
08:45, 2019-06-02

Florida authorities will probe boys reform school where at least 55 burials were identified Florida authorities announced Thursday they will officially begin examining the grounds of a former boys reform school in Florida in mid-July to determine if it was a crime scene where dozens of former students may have died and been buried. ...
12:30, 2019-06-22

The Witch's Robert Eggers had to convince Polish authorities he wasn't a Satanist The latest installment of A24's Deep Cuts podcast is a must-listen, featuring a chat between two of the most exciting names in genre filmmaking at the moment: Robert Eggers and Ari Aster. 2019 sees the release of sophomore features from both directors; Aster’s Midsommar, in theaters now, and Eg...
20:45, 2019-07-17

Eastern Libyan authorities arrest two Turks over Turkey's support for 'militias' Eastern Libyan authorities have arrested two Turks in the oil town of Ajdabiya over Turkey's support for "militias" in Libya, a statement said on Sunday....
22:45, 2019-06-30

Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake KINSHASHA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake. The post Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake appeared first on LEX18.com....
00:00, 2019-05-27

NYPD used photo of suspected flasher to ID serial brake-puller, authorities say Cops were able to bust the alleged subway brake-yanker this week thanks to a cellphone-wielding straphanger — who caught the young man on camera “with his penis exposed” in a picture that was later used to identify him, prosecutors said Friday....
14:15, 2019-05-25

Authorities Issue "Barcode-Enabled" Slip To Pilgrims Of Amarnath Yatra Authorities have started to issue a "barcode-enabled" authority slip to pilgrims to keep a track of the actual number of people travelling to and from the Amarnath cave shrine....
12:15, 2019-07-01

Pakistani authorities arrest leader behind 2008 Mumbai hotel attack Pakistani authorities have arrested the radical cleric mastermind behind a 2008 hotel siege in Mumbai, India, that left 166 people dead. Hafiz Saeed, who has been designated a terrorist by the UN, was collared near the town of Gujranwala in Punjab province and charged with using two charities he ope...
20:30, 2019-07-17

Canadian authorities deny searching phone of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou An RCMP-CBSA response to a civil lawsuit says a border officer asked Meng for her phone numbers and passwords in case he was required to search the devices for customs or immigration purposes. It says neither border officials nor RCMP officers examined their contents....
05:30, 2019-06-06

Coney Island affordable housing bosses got $870K in bribes: authorities Three Brooklyn women at the head of a Coney Island affordable housing development pocketed more than $870,000 in bribes to help fast-track prospective tenants into in-demand apartments, authorities alleged Tuesday. The trio blew the cash on fur coats, designer handbags and Florida real estate, prose...
02:30, 2019-05-22

Missouri suspect shot by police after shooting at mother of his child, authorities say A Missouri man was in critical condition Thursday after he was shot by a police officer one day after the suspect allegedly shot at the mother of his child....
00:00, 2019-06-14

Dominican authorities announce new safety measures to ease tourists' fears The Dominican Republic's Ministry of Tourism is rolling out new safety measures in an effort to calm the fears of Americans traveling to the Caribbean island, according to the ministry's chief of staff Pablo Espinal....
14:30, 2019-07-18

Rapper YG's home raided by authorities in connection with police shooting Authorities searched the Los Angeles home of rapper YG in connection with a police shooting in Compton that killed a bystander earlier this month.        ...
02:00, 2019-07-19

Man who allegedly paid for hit on David Ortiz reportedly identified by Dominican authorities The man was said in court documents to be a fugitive who used a go-between to pay approximately $7,800 for the shooting of Ortiz, who was injured in the attack....
19:45, 2019-06-18

Tesla and NIO fires in China prompt authorities to enact new safety guideline Statistically, electric cars are far less likely to catch fire than their gasoline-powered brethren. That said, traditional cars don’t tend to catch fire for seemingly no reason at all, which, for reasons that remain murky, has happened a handful of times to electric cars from the likes of Tes...
04:15, 2019-06-18

New Hampshire authorities identify 7 people killed in deadly motorcycle accident CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities identify 7 people killed in deadly motorcycle accident. The post New Hampshire authorities identify 7 people killed in deadly motorcycle accident appeared first on LEX18.com....
21:15, 2019-06-23

Illegal immigrant charged in 3 DUI deaths now also facing weapons counts, authorities say An illegal immigrant from Mexico, charged with being drunk and crashing his vehicle into a mobile home in California last month, killing a couple and their 10-year-old son, now also faces federal weapons charges, authorities said....
11:15, 2019-06-14

Authorities Begin Arrests in Hong Kong as Beijing Ramps Up the Rhetoric Hong Kong police have arrested a suspect in relation to the July 1 ransacking of the legislature, while Beijing intensified its condemnation of the protests and of political leaders in Britain, who have voiced support for them. Local government-run radio reported in the early hours of Thursday that ...
14:15, 2019-07-04

Poland authorities conducting 'biggest search' ever for boy whose father was killed by train A search for a missing five-year-old boy in Poland has stretched into a sixth day in what authorities have described as the largest to ever take place....
18:15, 2019-07-16

Sunrise takeover of Liberty Global unit under review by competition authorities Sunrise Communications on Monday said the Swiss competition authorities have decided to "examine in detail" its planned $6.3 billion takeover of Liberty Global's Swiss UPC cable business....
17:15, 2019-06-03

Nurse subjected daughter to invasive, needless medical procedures: authorities A licensed nurse suspected of suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy is accused of misleading doctors in several states regarding her 10-year-old daughter, who needlessly had a pacemaker, feeding tube and IV port installed, authorities said. Alisha Newman, 34, was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee w...
19:15, 2019-05-29

Florida mall explosion injures roughly 20; Plantation authorities investigating Plantation, Florida, fire officials say the shopping center blast may be have been a gas explosion. One person has life-threatening injuries.        ...
21:15, 2019-07-06

Masked gunman, 22, who opened fire outside Dallas courthouse was Army vet, authorities say The 22-year-old masked gunman who was shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in Dallas had been discharged from the Army, and wasn’t the subject of any investigation....
03:45, 2019-06-18

Colorado man visiting Dominican Republic dies, relatives say their questions to authorities going unanswered The family of a Denver man who was visiting the Dominican Republic with his daughter says he has died in a local hospital after he became critically ill this week....
12:15, 2019-06-28