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This image provided by Facebook shows screens of Voting Information Center. Facebook is launching a widespread effort to boost U.S. voter turnout and show authoritative information about voting, even as it doubles down on its stance to let politicians like President Donald Trump post misinformation about voting. (Facebook via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 10:53 pm
Facebook is launching a widespread effort to boost U.S. voter turnout and provide authoritative information about voting — just as it doubles down on its policy allowing politicians like President Donald Trump to post false information on the same subject. The social media giant is launching a “...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, An employee of a call center of the emergency response center on control and monitoring of the coronavirus disease, in Moscow, Russia. Russian authorities declared a war on "fake news" related to the new coronavirus. The crusade was triggered by what looked like a real disinformation campaign, but as the outbreak in Russia picked up speed and criticism of the Kremlin's "it is under control" stance mounted, the authorities cracked down on social media users doubting the official numbers and news outlets questioning the government's response to the epidemic. (Alexander Astafyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 16, 2020 - 11:46 am
A Kremlin-linked social media disinformation operation that sought to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election has continued its work to divide and discredit Western democracies, a new report finds — but its effectiveness has been limited by its own cautious tactics. Dubbed “Secondary Infektion” by...
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A Palestinian artist paints a mural depicting George Floyd, a black American who died after being restrained by police officers, in Gaza City, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
June 16, 2020 - 11:05 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Nine people arrested in Louisville during protests. — Brick hurled at media car in Louisville as police shoot pepper balls. — Maryland panel votes to remove Civil War plaque from Capitol. — Man shot as protesters in New Mexico try to tear down statue. ___ LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nine...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) carries past Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly during an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla. Hubbard said on Twitter that he won’t do anything with the program until there is change after coach Mike Gundy was photographed wearing a T-shirt representing far-right online publication One America News Network. Gundy is seen in a photograph on Twitter wearing the T-shirt with the letters OAN. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 15, 2020 - 10:15 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and coach Mike Gundy appear to have ironed out their differences for now. Hubbard suggested Monday he may boycott the program after Gundy was photographed wearing a T-shirt promoting the One America News Network, a far-right news...
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June 15, 2020 - 7:59 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained a prominent local journalist Monday on charges of spreading fake news, his lawyer said, in the government's latest crackdown on press freedom. Mohamed Monir, 65, was taken by plainclothes security officers from his apartment in Giza, his family said in a...
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Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren, right, speaks during a news conference Monday, June 15, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. Warren announced his decision not to prosecute dozens of protesters arrested on charges of unlawful assembly during a Black Lives Matter march on June 2. Looking on is visionary leader Bishop Thomas Scott. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
June 15, 2020 - 2:35 pm
TOP OF THE HOUR: — Walz marks 100th anniversary of Duluth lynching. — New Jersey police will have to divulge names of law enforcement officers who commit serious disciplinary violations. — Florida state attorney won't prosecute peaceful protesters. — Detroit removes a bust of Christopher Columbus...
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June 15, 2020 - 6:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — The billionaire founder of the world’s biggest appliance manufacturer, Midea Group, was held hostage by intruders in his home in southern China but was rescued by police, news reports said Monday. Police received a call Sunday evening that intruders had broken into a home in Foshan,...
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June 14, 2020 - 11:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The president and five other board members of the National Book Critics Circle have resigned amid allegations of racism and violations of privacy. Laurie Hertzel, who had served as president since 2019, announced over the weekend she was leaving the 24-member board. Her departure...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, the U.S flag flies outside the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. U.S. charge d'affairs for Venezuela James Story and his team of fellow diplomats lowered the flag at the U.S. Embassy in March 2019, just a couple months after President Donald Trump recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate leader. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano, File)
June 14, 2020 - 11:04 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A year after shutting down the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Washington’s top diplomat in Venezuela has found a way to slip back inside the South American nation — at least virtually. Each Thursday afternoon, James Story hits the “Go Live” button on Facebook from his office in...
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James Juanillo poses outside of his home in San Francisco, Sunday, June 14, 2020. The CEO of a cosmetic company issued an apology Sunday after she and her husband confronted Juanillo and threatened to call police because he stenciled "Black Lives Matter" in chalk on his San Francisco property, as the couple asserted that they know Juanillo doesn’t live there and is therefore breaking the law. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 14, 2020 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of a cosmetics company issued an apology Sunday after a video was widely shared online showing her and her husband confronting a man and threatening to call police because he stenciled “Black Lives Matter” in chalk on his San Francisco property. The video, which has...
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