Online media industry

FILE- In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Social media service Reddit Inc. says it has raised $300 million in a financing round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. Reddit's CEO, Steve Huffman, told CNBC on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that values the privately held company at $3 billion. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 12, 2019 - 9:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Social media service Reddit Inc. says it has raised $300 million in a financing round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent. Reddit's CEO, Steve Huffman, told CNBC on Monday that values the privately held company at $3 billion. Half the new money came from Tencent, Asia's most...
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February 04, 2019 - 7:17 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says major social media firms have stepped up their efforts to remove hate speech online. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said that the 2016 code of conduct "works well," with companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter reacting within 24 hours in an average...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo shows the Facebook app icon on an iPhone in New York. Facebook says Apple is restoring a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2019. Apple's earlier move followed disclosure of a Facebook program that paid users, including teens, to download a "research" app that could extensively track peoples' app and internet usage. (AP Photo/Karly Domb Sadof, File)
January 31, 2019 - 9:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says Apple is restoring its access to a key development tool that the iPhone maker disabled Wednesday. Late Tuesday, TechCrunch reported that Facebook paid teens and other users who agreed to download an app called Facebook Research. That app could extensively track their...
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EU Commissioner for Security Union Julian King talks to journalists during a joint news conference with EU Commissioner for Digital Economy Mariya Gabriel at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. European Union authorities are urging Facebook, Google and Twitter to work harder to combat fake news ahead of upcoming bloc-wide parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
January 29, 2019 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — European Union authorities warned leading tech companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter on Tuesday that they need to work harder to combat fake news ahead of upcoming bloc-wide parliamentary elections. The EU's executive commissioners said that while the U.S. internet giants...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it's tightening up requirements for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections scheduled for May. It's part of the company's latest efforts to fight misinformation on its platforms. The social media giant said Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 that political ad buyers will need to have their identities confirmed before placing ads, which will also be entered into a public archive. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 28, 2019 - 12:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Monday it is tightening requirements for political ads in the European Union ahead of bloc-wide elections scheduled for the spring, its latest effort to fight misinformation and increase transparency on its platforms. The social media giant said that starting in late...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, it would invest $300 million over three years in news initiatives with an emphasis in local coverage. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 17, 2019 - 10:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it removed hundreds of Russia-linked pages, groups and accounts that it says were part of two big disinformation operations targeting users outside the U.S. The social media company said its latest effort to fight misinformation came after it found two networks...
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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Facebook logo displayed in a start-up companies gathering at Paris' Station F in Paris. Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The cash investment includes reporting grants for local newsrooms and investing in nonprofits aimed at helping support local news. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
January 15, 2019 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook's program to help local newsrooms with subscription...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook is defending itself against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam’s cybersecurity law. The social media giant said Wednesday that it had a clear process for reporting and handling content that violates laws. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 09, 2019 - 4:21 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Facebook was defending itself Wednesday against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam's new cybersecurity law. The social media giant said it has restricted illegal content and is in discussions with the government. "We have a clear process for...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall addresses the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice on Capitol Hill in Washington. Marshall says his office is reviewing whether deceptive social media tactics used in last year’s U.S. Senate race might have violated the law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 27, 2018 - 7:12 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's attorney general said Thursday that his office is reviewing whether allegedly deceptive social media tactics used in last year's U.S. Senate race might have violated the law. Attorney General Steve Marshall told The Washington Post that reports about the effort are...
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Some of the Facebook and Instagram ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and stir up tensions around divisive social issues, released by members of the U.S. House Intelligence committee, are photographed in Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. A report compiled by private researchers and released by the Senate intelligence committee Monday says that "active and ongoing" Russian interference operations still exist on social media platforms, and that the Russian operation discovered after the 2016 presidential election was much broader than once thought. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
December 18, 2018 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a high-stakes game of whack-a-mole with no end in sight. Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in the U.S. and beyond...
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