Social media CEOs to face grilling from Republican senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week before Election Day, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are set to face a grilling by Republican senators who accuse the tech giants of anti-conservative bias....

AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden's son

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about Biden's son and his foreign busi...

Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify post-election: US Senate panel

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday (Oct. 23) the chief executives of Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will testify before the panel on Nov. 17 over their decision to block stories that mad...

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___ US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a ...

Trump posts unedited '60 Minutes' interview before it airs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump posted his full, unedited interview with “60 Minutes” on Facebook before the show’s scheduled Sunday broadcast. The footage shows Trump growi...

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter accelerated Thursday after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas to force them to address acc...

Face to face: Trump and Biden to meet for final debate

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, are set to square off in their final debate Thursday (Oct. 22), one of the last high-profile opportunities for the trailing incumb...

Final debate could thrust foreign policy back into campaign

As Joe Biden hopscotched through Iowa and New Hampshire in late 2019, he also name-dropped his way across the globe. China's Xi Jinping. German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Vladimir Pu...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden two weeks before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story offering bizarre twists to a familiar line of atta...

Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Attorney General William Barr to immediately launch an investigation of Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter, effectively demanding that ...

2016 sequel? Trump's old attacks failing to land on Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a crowd in a state that had once been firmly in his grasp. There were fewer than three weeks left in the campaign, one reshaped by a virus that ha...

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter blocked a post Sunday from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Scott Atlas, who j...

The US could learn a thing or two about freedom of expression

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – With President Donald Trump lagging behind Joe Biden in the polls, there has been much debate about whether he will spring an "October surprise" in an attempt...

Is Facebook really ready for the 2020 election?

Ever since Russian agents and other opportunists abused its platform in an attempt to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook has insisted — repeatedly — that it's learned its lesson ...

Twitter CEO admits straight blocking of New York Post article 'was wrong'

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Friday appeared to backtrack on its decision to block links to a New York Post article about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, despite reaffirming the...