Beto O’Rourke Announces He’s Dropping 2020 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON — Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate race. In an online post, O'Rour...
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Twitter Bans All Political Advertisements

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is banning all political advertising from its service, saying social media companies give advertisers an unfair advantage in proliferating highly targeted, misleading messages. "While...
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Ahead of 2020, FB Ensnared in Heated Political Climate

Mark Zuckerberg defended meetings he's reportedly had with conservative leaders after #DeleteFacebook began trending on social media. "Meeting new people and hearing from a wide range of viewpoints is part of learning. If you haven't tried it, I suggest you...

US Turns Away Palestinian Harvard Freshman

BOSTON — A Palestinian student trying to start classes at Harvard University was denied entry to the U.S. in a case that critics of the Trump administration call emblematic of overly invasive screening at border checkpoints. Ismail Ajjawi, who had been livi...
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Twitter Reports Strong User Growth

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter reported surprisingly strong second-quarter user numbers and revenue Friday, as it works to make the platform more user friendly and eliminate robotic and fake accounts on its platform. ...
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Girls Cyberbullied More Than Boys as Harassment Increases

SEATTLE — Rachel Whalen remembers feeling gutted in high school when a former friend would mock her online postings, threaten to unfollow or unfriend her on social media and post inside jokes about her to others online. "There's just some pressure in that c...