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The Justice Department is urging U.S. attorneys nationwide to use federal courts — where more serious charges are available — to prosecute people suspected of violence or property damage during the protests over George Floyd's death. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that federal agents have arrested 51 people for acts of violence since the […]
Facebook has started labeling some content as coming from foreign state-controlled media outlets, the company announced Thursday. Pages of overtly state-run news agencies such as Russia’s RT and Sputnik, and China’s Xinhua News and the People’s Daily, will be labeled as such, a Facebook representative said. At least 18 news outlets’ pages, with hundreds of […]
Local authorities are investigating YouTubers Myka and James Stauffer after receiving “several inquiries regarding the welfare” of their adopted son, whom they recently announced they had placed with another family. The Stauffers faced backlash last week after they announced they were permanently placing their son, Huxley, with another family. The couple adopted Huxley from China in 2017 and said […]
Snapchat said Wednesday it would no longer promote President Donald Trump’s content in its Discover section. "We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover," the company said in a statement. The messaging company's move brings it closer to Twitter's thinking in the ongoing debate over […]
It has been a busy spring for Southern California-based SpaceX. Four days after ending a nearly decade-long drought in spaceflight originating from American soil, the Hawthorne company will attempt to launch another rocket from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, this time carrying a series of broadband internet satellites. The launch window for the Falcon 9 rocket will […]
Facebook employees on Monday staged a “virtual walkout” in protest of the company’s policies regarding recent posts by President Donald Trump. Dozens of employees took to Twitter to publicly announce their participation in the protest, referring to the virtual walkout with #TakeAction. These employees expressed disappointment and shame in the decision by Facebook’s leaders to leave up […]