Social media industry

Members of the media gather for a walk-through of the stage set-up for the first democratic debate, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are set to converge on the debate stage on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to the American people and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
June 26, 2019 - 3:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced questioning by a House panel Wednesday on their efforts to stanch terrorist content and viral misinformation on their social media platforms. The scrutiny comes as the tech giants step up safety measures to prevent disinformation...
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FILE - This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s plan to create a digital currency used across the world is already raising concern with financial regulators and privacy experts. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 19, 2019 - 8:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 5:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook already rules daily communication for more than 2 billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new digital currency similar to Bitcoin for global use, one that could drive more e-...
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FILE - This Feb 23, 2019, file photo shows the inside of a computer in Jersey City, N.J. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
June 18, 2019 - 4:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — MoneyGram shares more than doubled Tuesday after the money transfer company announced a partnership with the cryptocurrency company Ripple. The companies said late Monday that the two-year deal will allow MoneyGram to use Ripple's blockchain service for cheaper cross-border payments...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 18, 2019 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's new digital currency (all times local): 2:30 p.m. One regulatory expert believes Facebook's new currency will "almost surely" fall under new U.S. regulation adopted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Karen Shaw Petrou, managing partner of Federal...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. The Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy announced in May 2019 that Facebook is building a massive new solar farm in West Texas, a project believed to be one of the largest in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 11, 2019 - 3:19 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook is building a massive solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation and the social media giant's first direct investment in renewable energy. Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy recently announced...
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This image captured on Friday, June 7, 2019 shows a Sept. 4, 2018 post on Facebook cited by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as promoting an e-cigarette formula without including the required nicotine warning statement. On Friday, the FDA sent warning letters to four companies that used paid social media specialists to pitch their fruity and candy nicotine formulas to their online followers. (AP Photo)
June 07, 2019 - 3:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. The Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters Friday to four companies that...
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FILE - This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google, the tech giant known universally for its search engine, also has fingers in a number of other pies, like online advertising, email messaging and video. Its dominance in the search arena has brought Google under intense scrutiny by regulators in the U.S. and abroad. But some of its other activities have been in the regulators' cross-hairs, as well. The U.S. Justice Department is readying an antitrust investigation of Google's business practices in search and other areas.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
June 04, 2019 - 5:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup? The U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are moving to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple over their aggressive business practices, and the House Judiciary Committee has announced an unprecedented antitrust...
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May 30, 2019 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has sued a national retailer of electronic cigarette and vaping products, alleging the company violated state law by targeting minors for sales of its merchandise, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday. The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court alleges...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, May 10, 2019. Zuckerberg is meeting French President Emmanuel Macron as the tech giant and France try to pioneer ways of fighting hate speech and violent extremism online.(AP Photo/Francois Mori)
May 10, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth — and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a good thing. With his company under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg came to France to show...
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