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Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack
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Twitter, Facebook Move Quickly to Stem Celebrations of Nice Attack

Twitter Inc. moved swiftly to remove posts from Islamic extremists glorifying a truck attack in Nice, France.
Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine
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Google Reportedly Faces Record 3 Billion Euro Antitrust Fine

The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.
Facebook's Zuckerberg to Meet Conservatives on Political Bias Scandal
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Facebook's Zuckerberg to Meet Conservatives on Political Bias Scandal

Some 12 'conservative thought leaders' will join the meeting with Zuckerberg on Wednesday, a Facebook spokesman said.
Facebook Launches Investigation Into Report of Political Bias
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Facebook Launches Investigation Into Report of Political Bias

'If we find anything against our principles, you have my commitment that we will take additional steps to address it,' Mark Zuckerberg says.
After Trending Topics Scandal Breaks, Facebook Says 'Rigorous Guidelines' Exist to Maintain Neutrality
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After Trending Topics Scandal Breaks, Facebook Says 'Rigorous Guidelines' Exist to Maintain Neutrality

The social media network says no news outlets are prohibited from appearing on its trending topics list.
Facebook Must Own Up to Being an Increasingly Powerful Media Outlet
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Facebook Must Own Up to Being an Increasingly Powerful Media Outlet

What kind of commitment, if any, does Facebook have to journalistic principles?
Facebook Reportedly Suppressed These Kinds of Stories
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Facebook Reportedly Suppressed These Kinds of Stories

The claim comes from a journalist who worked on the platform's 'trending' sidebar, which shows popular articles and topics on a certain day.
French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case
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French Court Rules Facebook Can Be Sued for Censorship in Nude Painting Case

A lawsuit from a Parisian user whose account was suspended after he posted a famous nude painting may have opened the company up to further international legal action.
Nina Zipkin
Gmail Is Back Up and Running in China -- For Now
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Gmail Is Back Up and Running in China -- For Now

Experts noted that comparable outages would likely continue in the future.
Geoff Weiss
China Reportedly Blocks Gmail in Move That Could Hurt Foreign Businesses
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China Reportedly Blocks Gmail in Move That Could Hurt Foreign Businesses

Disruptions to Google's services in China began last June, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square.
Geoff Weiss
French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review
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French Court Sides With Business Owner Over Negative Online Review

The decision creates a new crime of 'being too highly ranked' on a search engine, the blogger says.
Geoff Weiss
Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards
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Facebook Says Cheerleader's Chilling Hunting Photos Violate Its Community Standards

Facebook has scrapped graphic images showcasing Kendall Jones' hunting conquests -- but not in response to public outcry, the company claims.
Geoff Weiss
Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me
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Michael Bloomberg to Grads: You May Hate What I Stand For, But Don't Repress Me

The former New York City mayor chastised college students across the country for censoring conservative voices.
Laura Entis
Wait 'Til You See the Picture Instagram Just Banned for Nudity
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Wait 'Til You See the Picture Instagram Just Banned for Nudity

In an Internet swarming with nudity, who would've guessed that a rough-hewn sketch of a topless woman could get you banned from Instagram?
Geoff Weiss