SAN FRANCISCO — When a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi one altered to show the Democratic leader slurring her words began making the rounds on Facebook last week, the social network didn’t take it down. Instead, it “downranked” the video, a behind-the-scenes move intended to limit its spread.
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By Barbara Ortutay THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO — On the heels of President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions claiming anti-conservative bias by tech companies, the White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political partisanship has led them to be silenced by social media sites.
SAN FRANCISCO — It took a while, but finally ‚Äî and with the carefully curated help of Oprah, Big Bird and Goldman Sachs ‚Äî Apple has at last unveiled a new streaming TV service, its own branded credit card and a news subscription product.
NEW YORK — The world’s largest tech conference has apparently learned a big lesson about gender equity.
NEW YORK — Today’s teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media “constantly” and prefer texting over face-to-face communication.
But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel more confident, less lonely and less depressed.
NEW YORK — When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase “screen time,” nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought an Apple II Plus computer, he considered it an investment in their future and encouraged them to use it as much as possible.
NEW YORK — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn’t belong on its service ‚Äî 27 pages worth of them, in fact.
NEW YORK — Fed up with Facebook? You’re not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle ‚Äî allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions of users to influence elections.
NEW YORK — Twitter has made it clear that it won’t ban Donald Trump from its service, whether the president follows its rules against harassment or not.
That’s no surprise: The president’s tweets draw attention to the struggling service, even if tweets mocking reporters and rivals undercut Twitter’s stated commitment to make the service a welcoming place.
NEW YORK — Though perhaps best known as Facebook’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added “widow” to the list.