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Facebook Removes Nearly 200 Accounts Tied to Hate Groups

Facebook Removes Nearly 200 Accounts Tied to Hate Groups

By David Klepper | Jun 6
Facebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with weapons.

Reddit Co-Founder Leaves Board, Urges Black Replacement

Reddit Co-Founder Leaves Board, Urges Black Replacement

Jun 6
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate.

SpaceX Opens Era of Amateur Astronauts, Cosmic Movie Sets

SpaceX Opens Era of Amateur Astronauts, Cosmic Movie Sets

By Marcia Dunn | Jun 6
SpaceX's debut astronaut launch is the biggest, most visible opening shot yet in NASA's grand plan for commercializing Earth's backyard.

Twitter Disables Trump Campaign's George Floyd Video Tribute

Twitter Disables Trump Campaign's George Floyd Video Tribute

Jun 5
Twitter has blocked a Trump campaign video tribute to George Floyd over a copyright claim, in a move that adds to tensions between the social media platform and the U.S. president.

Google: State-Backed Hackers Targeted Trump, Biden Campaigns

Google: State-Backed Hackers Targeted Trump, Biden Campaigns

By Frank Bajak | Jun 5
Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful.

Ill-Considered Posts Lead to Lost Jobs Amid Protests, Crisis

Ill-Considered Posts Lead to Lost Jobs Amid Protests, Crisis

By Andrew Dalton | Jun 5
Lost jobs over social media statements that seemed like a good idea at the time have become a common occurrence.

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Gay Dating Apps Scruff and Jack'd Follow Grindr in Removing 'Ethnicity Filters'

Jun 4
The company that owns the gay dating apps Scruff and Jack'd announced this week that it will be removing the "ethnicity filters" from both platforms in order to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Epidemic of Wipes and Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains

Epidemic of Wipes and Masks Plague Sewers, Storm Drains

By Claudia Lauer and John Flesher | Jun 4
Mayor Jim Kenney kicked off a recent briefing on Philadelphia's coronavirus response with an unusual request for residents: Be careful what you flush.

Announcing KindRED Pride Foundation's Virtual Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Gay Disney

Announcing KindRED Pride Foundation's Virtual Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Gay Disney

Jun 3
To kick off Pride Month, the KindRED Pride Foundation announces two events on June 6: The RED Shirt Challenge, and a 12-Hour Virtual Celebration.

Zoom Booms As Pandemic Drives Millions to Its Video Service

Zoom Booms As Pandemic Drives Millions to Its Video Service

By Michael Liedtke | Jun 3
Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service.

Zuckerberg Still Under Fire Over Inflammatory Trump Posts

Zuckerberg Still Under Fire Over Inflammatory Trump Posts

By Barbara Ortutay | Jun 3
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't budging over his refusal to take action on inflammatory posts by President Donald Trump that spread misinformation about voting by mail.

False Claims of Antifa Protesters Plague Small U.S. Cities

False Claims of Antifa Protesters Plague Small U.S. Cities

Jun 3
Social media has lit up with false rumors that antifa is transporting people to wreak havoc on small cities. The claims appear to be coming from white supremacist groups.

Social Media, Music World Go Dark for Black Out Tuesday

Social Media, Music World Go Dark for Black Out Tuesday

By Mesfin Fekadu | Jun 2
Though Black Out Tuesday was originally organized by the music community, the social media world also went dark in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, joining voices around the world outraged by the killings of black people in the U.S.

Dying Virtually: Pandemic Drives Medically Assisted Deaths Online

Dying Virtually: Pandemic Drives Medically Assisted Deaths Online

Jun 2
Medically assisted deaths in America are increasingly taking place online, from the initial doctor's visit to the ingestion of life-ending medications.

Will Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe?

Will Temperature Checks of Employees Make Workplaces Safe?

Jun 2
People with the virus can be contagious without a fever, so it's still important for employers to increase space between workers, disinfect surfaces and encourage hand washing.

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