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Traffic to Jones' main commercial site,, has not been affected by the industry crackdown on him. It had 1.15 million visits in August, up 55 percent compared to June, the last month before the recent controversy started.

  • Sep 10, 2018

Racist, anti-Semitic and extremist speech online can be fueled by and influence real-world events, new research finds.

  • Sep 6, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to meet with state attorneys general later this month to discuss whether tech companies may be "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the Justice Department said Wednesday in a statement.

  • Sep 5, 2018

A statement from the agency echoed sentiments from President Trump about anti-conservative bias in social media platforms.

  • Sep 5, 2018

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey plan to tell lawmakers Wednesday they are better prepared to combat foreign interference on their platforms than during the 2016 election.

  • Sep 5, 2018

But highly publicized moves by Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube against Russian and Iranian online meddling have thrown into sharp relief the comparatively low-key response by the federal government.

  • Aug 24, 2018

Party officials say they notified the FBI after the cyberattack was fended off. It was not immediately clear who carried out the attempted breach.

  • Aug 22, 2018

The Iranian effort dated to 2011 and had ties to state media operations in that country, Facebook said, involving hundreds of accounts on both Facebook and its sister site, Instagram. It also spread to Twitter and YouTube, with accounts that both companies said they also removed.

  • Aug 21, 2018

The company said it disabled phony websites meant to look like real sites used by the Senate and Washington nonprofit organizations.

  • Aug 21, 2018

Apple announced Wednesday that it would block access to a port that law enforcement uses to crack into iPhones, a move that could reignite debate over whether tech companies are doing enough to help authorities probing serious crimes.

  • Jun 13, 2018
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