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U.S. Senators Propose Limiting Liability Shield for Social Media Platforms

WASHINGTON — Three Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill that would limit Section 230, a law that shields online companies from liability over content posted by users, and make the companies more accountable when posts result in harm. Called the …

Facebook Appoints its First Chief Compliance Officer Amid Ongoing Scrutiny

ViacomCBS Inc’s top compliance official, Henry Moniz, is moving to Facebook Inc as the social media platform’s first chief compliance officer, as Facebook faces scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers. “We are pleased to confirm that Henry Moniz will be joining …

Who Were They? Records Reveal Trump Fans who Stormed Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came from across America, summoned by President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim that the November election was stolen and to stop the congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden as …

Facebook Worries Smaller Rivals With Openness on Liability

Facebook Inc. says it’s time to rethink the legal immunity that protects it from lawsuits over what users post online, a position that’s leaving smaller websites concerned about the cost of accepting more responsibility for what appears on their platforms. …

Huge Fire Breaks Out at Beirut Port a Month After Explosion

BEIRUT — A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, sending up a thick column of black smoke and raising new panic among traumatized residents after last month’s catastrophic blast at the same site killed nearly 200 …

Search Warrant Served on Teen for Twitter Hack, NYT Reports

The FBI on Tuesday served a search warrant on a 16-year-old related to his alleged role in the July 15 hack on Twitter Inc., the New York Times reported. The youth was believed to have played a significant role in …

Twitter Scammers Just Wanted Money. But What if They Had Worse Plans?

The hackers who seized control of the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk appear to have been in it only for the money. But with social media now the main way many politicians, countries …

Portland’s Downtown Police Precinct Boarded Up

PORTLAND, Ore. — Workers have installed plywood over windows and washed off graffiti near the entrance to the downtown Portland police headquarters after police say windows were smashed and plywood was removed from doors. The vandalism happened after the Multnomah …

How a T-Mobile Outage Got Mistaken for a Cyber Attack

The T-Mobile US Inc. network went down for about 13 hours beginning Monday afternoon, and it wasn’t until almost a full day later that the company explained why. The interim provided plenty of time for baseless rampant speculation of a …

Justice Department Outlines Broad Overhaul of Social Media Legal Protections

The Justice Department on Wednesday outlined a broad overhaul of legal protections for online platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. if they deliberately promote illegal speech on their websites. The proposals, which could upend the companies’ business …