/ Apr 23, 2017

EU seeks uniform approach to taking down hate speech online

The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. The proliferation of hate speech and fake news on social media has ...

Starbucks barista has Twitter meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

Apr 21, 2017

Starbucks barista has Twitter meltdown over Unicorn Frappuccino

A Starbucks barista has taken to social media hoping to make orders for the coffee chain’s much buzzed about Unicorn Frappuccino disappear. Starbucks’ entry into the unicorn food craze was released Wednesday and its popularity was too much for 19-year-old Colorado barista Braden Burson. ...

National Archives to White House: Save all Trump's tweets

/ Apr 4, 2017

National Archives to White House: Save all Trump's tweets

The National Archives and Records Administration has told the White House to keep each of President Donald Trump’s tweets, even those he deletes or corrects, and the White House has agreed. The head of the archives, David S. Ferriero, told two Democratic senators in ...

Tech-writing 'sleuth' outs FBI chief's secret Twitter account

Mar 31, 2017

Tech-writing 'sleuth' outs FBI chief's secret Twitter account

When FBI Director James Comey teased that he had joined the world of social media with secret Instagram and Twitter accounts, tech writer Ashley Feinberg took the dare. After four hours of FBI-level sleuthing, she was pretty sure she had the answer: On both ...

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

/ Mar 25, 2017

Twitter eyes paid 'premium' service for power users

Twitter confirmed Friday it is considering a paid subscription service that would give frequent users more tools to use the social network for marketing, journalism and other fields. Earlier in the week, the company began conducting a user survey that showed it was looking ...

France's Le Pen loses EU immunity over IS tweets

/ Mar 3, 2017

France's Le Pen loses EU immunity over IS tweets

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity Thursday, paving the way for her prosecution over images she tweeted of Islamic State atrocities. Prosecutors launched a probe in December, 2015 over the graphic pictures that the French National Front ...