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U.S. Senator Schumer asks FBI, FTC to probe Russia's FaceApp over security concerns

4:22am BST

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday.

House Intelligence chief presses social media companies on deepfake policies

15 Jul 2019

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections.

House Intelligence chief presses social media companies on deepfake policies

15 Jul 2019

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Monday pressed major social media companies on how they plan to handle the threat of deepfake images and videos on their platforms ahead of the 2020 elections.

Trump to speak to conservatives at social media summit

11 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices.

Trump to speak to conservatives at social media summit

11 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 President Donald Trump plans to meet with prominent conservative social media figures on Thursday at a White House forum where he is set to reiterate frustrations with big tech firms for allegedly suppressing conservative voices.

Online conservatives expect to vent social media frustrations at White House summit

10 Jul 2019

When conservative meme-maker Carpe Donktum got an invitation to a White House summit, he thought the email might be spam.

Online conservatives expect to vent social media frustrations at White House summit

10 Jul 2019

July 10 When conservative meme-maker Carpe Donktum got an invite to a White House summit, he thought the email might be spam.

Teens behind octogenarian Gravel's long-shot 2020 campaign tweet from debate sidelines

28 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO After former Senator Mike Gravel failed to make the Democratic debate stage this week, the two teens running the 89-year-old's long-shot U.S. presidential campaign used their spot on the sidelines trying to attract new supporters through social media.

Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. voters on live-streaming gaming site

27 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, facing a crowded field of Democratic contenders, has a new strategy to reach younger voters: joining a live-streaming site for video gamers.

Social platform Reddit quarantines major pro-Trump community over violence threats

26 Jun 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Social media site Reddit restricted access to a major forum for supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump, citing threats of violence against police and public officials.

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