Stories tagged: Facebook
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017, 1:24 P.M.
You can now call your congressman through Facebook
Since the election last November, U.S. lawmakers have seen a deluge of phone calls from Americans weighing in on the GOP’s congressional agenda. Now, those floodwaters may rise even higher …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017, 12:23 P.M.
Teen gang raped in assault broadcast on Facebook Live afraid to come home
The mother of a 15-year-old girl whose apparent sexual assault was streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since the attack and that neighborhood …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 4:34 P.M.
Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live
A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video …
THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017, 7:16 A.M.
Pasco rapist met girls on Facebook, now going to federal prison for child porn
A Pasco man with a history of preying on teen girls through Facebook will spend 20 years in federal prison for having naked pictures of the minors on his cellphone.
UPDATED: MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 4:49 P.M.
Facebook combats fake news with new warning label
Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. The Silicon Valley tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a third-party fact …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Some Marines being investigated for sharing nude photos
The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017, 2:23 P.M.
Facebook beefs up suicide prevention focused on live video
Facebook is beefing up its suicide prevention tools, including new options for people to report if someone might harm themselves while broadcasting on Facebook Live.
MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2017, 9:57 A.M.
Court may strike law barring sex offenders from social media
The Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to strike down a North Carolina law that prohibits sex offenders from using Facebook and other social networking sites. At least five justices suggested …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017
Distracted driving law needs an update
Common sense says a driver shouldn’t be holding a phone. So if you’re wondering why people aren’t being pulled over as they poke at them, it’s because the Legislature has …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 8:24 A.M.
Washington teacher on leave over offensive Facebook post
An elementary school teacher in southern Washington state has been placed on administrative leave after a Facebook post encouraging the deportation of people she referred to as “illegal aliens.”
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 9:14 P.M.
Prosser teacher placed on leave following inflammatory Facebook post about immigration
A Facebook post attributed to a Prosser teacher voiced support for boycotting Thursday’s A Day Without Immigrants protests and provided information on how to contact the U.S. Immigration and Customs …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 6:12 P.M.
Analysis: How we could close tech’s gender gap in a decade
We all know that the technology industry has a gender problem. But how do you move the needle from awareness to action?
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 12:27 P.M.
Facebook posts by lawmaker draw $5,000 fine from ethics board
The Legislative Ethics Board has fined Rep. Melanie Stambaugh $5,000, saying that she violated ethics rules by posting state-funded photos and videos to a Facebook page she used during her …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:35 A.M.
Zuckerberg’s goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create
Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything – baby pictures and …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:59 A.M.
Silicon Valley tech companies argue in court filing against immigration ban
Stepping up their fight against the president’s immigration ban, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies – Apple, Google, Facebook and others – have filed a legal brief claiming the …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr: Tragedy implicates people, not Facebook
The harsh laughter and cold ridicule of “people” – the word is used advisedly – who watched Naika’s suicide suggest that we flatter ourselves when we call ourselves a higher …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 4:07 P.M.
Breast cancer tattoo photos lead to Facebook expulsion
A woman who aids breast cancer survivors in the St. Louis area by creating tattoos of the nipple and areola after reconstructive surgery has been booted from Facebook for showing …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 6:57 P.M.
Study illustrates Facebook’s growth as campaign news source
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters had different media diets, but a study finds common ground in Facebook as an important news source – even if their individual feeds bore …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 7:49 P.M.
Social media expert Mike Ellis helps Spokane companies with branding
Mike Ellis is a social media manager and influence marketer. He helps local companies get positive messages out about their businesses on Facebook and Twitter.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 9:28 A.M.
Bills would ban Facebooking while driving
Facebooking while driving would be just as illegal as texting while driving under a pair of bills announced Tuesday in the Washington Legislature.
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 12:58 P.M.
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 1:57 P.M.
Four suspects in beating of disabled man shown on Facebook appear in court
Four black people accused of beating a mentally disabled white man and broadcasting the attack on Facebook appeared Friday in court, where a judge asked them, “Where was your sense …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 4:26 A.M.
Families of three Orlando terrorism victims sue social media companies
Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the Islamic State terrorist group to …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:31 A.M.
State rep fights ethics board over posting public videos
OLYMPIA – The last time a legislative ethics panel held a hearing in Washington state 22 years ago, it involved a public official allegedly using state offices and a state …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 7:46 A.M.
Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria
A man who said he was investigating a fake news story about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place was arrested after firing a rifle …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 9:31 P.M.
Facebook set to double Seattle presence with another big new office
Facebook, which just opened a big Seattle office, is expanding again by leasing a pair of new South Lake Union buildings with the potential to double the tech giant’s presence …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 10:10 A.M.
Facebook adds free games like ‘Pac-Man’ to Messenger app
Facebook is adding the option to play games with your contacts on the messaging app beginning Tuesday. You can access the feature in the latest version of the app by …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Newspapers, the answer to fake news
There is, in fact, a news platform that specializes in gathering and disseminating non-fake news. So committed are its people to this mission that some have been known to risk, …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 12:38 P.M.
Oregon councilor resigns over post criticized as racist
An Oregon city councilor has resigned after sharing a social media post that shows cars hitting African-Americans at demonstrations.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016
Fake news a real problem for democracy
Generally, people don’t like being played for fools, but when you’re politically motivated to believe what you see, critical thinking skills can go by the wayside.