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Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for Hate Speech

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company's ban against hate and violence. The company said Thursday that it has also banned right-wing extremists Pa...
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UCLA’s Katelyn Ohashi Looks to Make Final Statement on Floor

LOS ANGELES — Katelyn Ohashi wrote a poem called "Fame " that ends "Not everyone's destiny is going to be the same. Set your own goals and make your own fame." As the 22-year old UCLA senior gets ready to compete for the final time at the NCAA Championships...
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Facebook Says Service Hindered by Lack of Local News

NEW YORK — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting. The service, launched last year, is currently a...
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Elderly, Conservatives Shared More Facebook Fakery in 2016

WASHINGTON — Sharing false information on Facebook is old. People over 65 and ultra conservatives shared about seven times more fake information masquerading as news on the social media site than younger adults, moderates and super liberals during the 2016 ...