#ExposeYourPig: French women name and shame harassers

/ Oct 22, 2017

#ExposeYourPig: French women name and shame harassers

French women have taken to social media to share tales of sexual harassment with the name-and-shame hashtag #BalanceTonPorc ("expose your pig"). The initiative, launched by a French journalist who lives in New York, follows the American #MeToo campaign, in which tens of thousands of women ...

Theresa May's 'lonely' Brexit photo goes viral

/ Oct 21, 2017

Theresa May's 'lonely' Brexit photo goes viral

Social media users on Friday mocked embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May over a photograph of her sitting alone in a room awaiting EU Brexit talks, calling it a "metaphor" for her isolated position. In the viral snap, May is seen alone at a large ...

Senators propose social media ad disclosures amid Russia probe

/ Oct 20, 2017

Senators propose social media ad disclosures amid Russia probe

After months of congressional investigations into Russian interference with U.S. elections, legislation is gaining traction as senators introduced a bipartisan plan to impose new disclosure requirements for political ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media. "Election security is national security," said Democratic Sen. ...

Efforts afoot in Japan to flag fake news ahead of Sunday's election

Oct 19, 2017

Efforts afoot in Japan to flag fake news ahead of Sunday's election

Media researchers and journalists have ramped up their efforts to identify dubious information on the internet related to Sunday's Lower House election in a bid to stem the spread of fake news affecting voter behavior. Fake news, typically social media stories containing incorrect information, has ...

/ Oct 17, 2017

Line opens character goods store in New York's Times Square

Line Corp. has opened its first permanent U.S. store in New York that sells merchandise featuring the characters popularized by its messaging app. Located in Times Square, the 430-sq.-meter store has proven popular with tourists since its official opening Aug. 1. A ceiling-high stuffed toy bear ...

/ Oct 15, 2017

U.S. rejects French proposal on taxing tech companies

The United States does not support a French proposal to tax the gross revenues of international tech corporations like Google and Amazon, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday. The remarks come as European officials say Washington has softened in recent days on a point that ...

/ Oct 14, 2017

U.S. moves closer to EU position on taxing tech giants

Washington is softening its position on European plans to impose taxes on U.S. tech giants such as Apple and Google, officials said this past week. The evolving attitude in recent days would mark a stark shift from American officials' frustration at previous efforts by European ...