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Steve, right, and Chris Brophy, husband and wife owners of Brickley's Ice Cream, look out from the store they closed after teenage workers were harassed by customers who refused to wear a mask or socially distance, in Wakefield, R.I., Wednesday, July 29, 2020. "Some of them don't believe it's real (COVID-19) and some don't think it's a big deal, I do," Steve Brophy said, adding that he would rather close than put young workers and customers at risk of harassment, and the virus. "It's like it's OK to be a jerk in this environment." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
July 29, 2020 - 3:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight for the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham cures. The phenomenon, unfolding largely on social media, escalated...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 file photo, Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank and a Holocaust survivor, attends a news conference in Newport Beach, Calif. Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday July 29, 2020, targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site. Eva Schloss is an Auschwitz survivor who today lives in London and has recorded a message for Zuckerberg. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
July 29, 2020 - 6:04 am
BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors around the world are lending their voices to a campaign launched Wednesday targeting Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to take action to remove denial of the Nazi genocide from the social media site. Coordinated by the New York-based Conference on Jewish...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan applauds during a conference in Istanbul, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Turkish lawmakers were making their final speeches Tuesday before voting on a bill that would give the government greater powers to regulate social media, in what human rights groups and the opposition have decried as a violation of free expression online. Hundreds of social media users have already been investigated and some arrested for their posts on the COVID-19 pandemic, opposition to Turkish military offensives in Syria or insulting Erdogan and other officials. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool)
July 29, 2020 - 3:33 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s parliament approved a law early Wednesday that gives authorities greater power to regulate social media despite concerns of growing censorship. The law requires major social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to keep representative offices in Turkey to deal with...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Andrew Taggart, of The Chainsmokers, performs "Sick Boy" at WE Day California at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. New York's governor says he is "appalled" by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons concert featuring The Chainsmokers over the weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state Department of Health will conduct an investigation into "egregious social distancing violations." The Saturday night concert on July 25, 2020, was billed as a charity drive-in show called "Safe & Sound" where Goldman Sachs' CEO and the Southampton town supervisor also performed. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
July 28, 2020 - 11:11 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's governor says he is “appalled” by videos showing crowds standing close together at a Hamptons concert featuring electronic music duo The Chainsmokers over the weekend. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state Department of Health will conduct an investigation into “egregious...
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President Donald Trump wears a face mask as he participates in a tour of Bioprocess Innovation Center at Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, Monday, July 27, 2020, in Morrisville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 28, 2020 - 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a stout defense Tuesday of a disproved use of a malaria drug as a treatment for the coronavirus, hours after social media companies moved to take down videos promoting its use as potentially harmful misinformation. The president, in a marked shift...
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A man wearing a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic passes a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Analysts say that in recent months the pandemic has helped suck away the opposition’s scanty momentum and bolster Maduro’s already strong hand. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
July 28, 2020 - 2:51 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — More than a year after a young U.S.-backed politician rose up to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the socialist leader holds a yet stronger grip on power — with a boost from the novel coronavirus. The Venezuelan opposition hoped that 2020 could bring new momentum...
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July 27, 2020 - 10:36 pm
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced several young women to two years in prison Monday for posting “indecent” dance videos on TikTok in a fraught case that critics describe as a further crackdown on self-expression in the conservative society. The women were also fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds (...
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Ahmad Kazzelbach, 27, of Pasadena, Maryland's seen in a 2017 photo provided by the Anne Arundel County, Md., Police Department. Kazzelbach has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for his year-long cyberstalking campaign against an ex-girlfriend. (Anne Arundel County Police Department via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 4:55 pm
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Less than two months after their office romance ended, Ahmad Kazzelbach began tampering with the email and social media accounts of the Baltimore woman who broke up with him. He changed her Instagram username to include the word “whore.” That was only the start of a...
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