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Like Facebook, Twitter Blocks Heng Video, Then Changes Mind

For the second time in a month, Elizabeth Heng said a social media service blocked her campaign video. And, for the second time in a month, a social media company restored it. This time around, Twitter removed Heng’s video on grounds that it violated the co...

Heng Claims Victory as Facebook Restores Banned Campaign Ad

(Update, 8/08/18: this story now includes a statement from Facebook). Days after accusing Facebook of removing her campaign ad, congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng is claiming victory over the social media giant. According to Heng’s campaign, Facebook...
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Bad Week in Social Media Gets Worse. Investors Hammer Twitter.

NEW YORK — Cracking down on hate, abuse, and online trolls is also hurting Twitter's standing with investors. The company's stock plunged Friday morning after it reported a decline in its monthly users and warned that the number could fall further in the co...
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Google Slants Elections. When Will It Defend Democracy?

As the 2018 midterm elections approach in the U.S., Google’s power to influence undecided voters remains overshadowed by Facebook’s personal data crisis. Facebook has “taken it on the chin” for its role in the 2016 presidential election, and organizations l...