Stories tagged: social media
UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Student in Liberty School District accused of posting threatening video on Snapchat
For the second time in about a week, a minor was arrested and charged with a felony after threatening classmates over social media.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 7:09 a.m.
Paul Turner: Don’t blame me, I’m only on Twitter
Those of us who have never been on Facebook are feeling pretty smug these days.
Sat., March 10, 2018
Faith & Values: Distracted by phones and social media, our spiritual health is in free fall
“Be still!” All these years later, I still can hear my grandmother’s urgent plea: “Stevie, be still!”
Wed., March 7, 2018, 8:08 a.m.
Sri Lanka blocks social media as anti-Muslim rioting flares
Religious violence flared anew in the hills of central Sri Lanka on Wednesday despite a state of emergency, with Buddhist mobs sweeping through towns and villages, burning Muslim homes and …
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 3:11 p.m.
Oregon man accused of threatening Trump will have mental exams
An Oregon man charged with making online threats to kill President Trump will undergo a mental competency evaluation before he returns to U.S. District Court in Eugene.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Police arrest Idaho man accused of posting Facebook threats
Police in Idaho Falls arrested a 26-year-old man accused of threatening violence on social media.
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
UK unveils new technology to fight extremist content online
The British government is unveiling new technology designed to remove extremist material from social media, amid mounting pressure on companies like Facebook and Twitter to do more to remove such …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
Apple investors urge action to curb child gadget addiction
Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Hard-line cleric says social media fed Iran protests, unrest
A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the unrest that accompanied …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:09 p.m.
Trump throws full US support behind protesters in Iran
The Trump administration on Tuesday threw the weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters taking to the streets of Iran, rooting them on despite the risk of helping Iranian …
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Obama to Prince Harry: Leaders must use care on social media
Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Twitter suspends James Allsup, WSU student and far-right provocateur
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 3 a.m.
Spin Control: Clash possible over new ‘no concealed guns in Senate Gallery’ rule
Some possible issues ahead for 2018 Legislature: gun rights in the Senate Gallery, censorship of social media, better training against sexual harassment.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10 p.m.
Juror secrets are few as lawyers mine online ‘treasure trove’
As in any U.S. trial, jurors in the case of a Turkish banker accused of laundering money for Iran will be warned to stay off social media and not to …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Venezuela assembly passes new law clamping down on media
Venezuela’s all-powerful constitutional assembly passed a wide-reaching law Wednesday that clamps down on social media and broadcasters alike by ordering prison sentences of up to 20 years for anyone who …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
New looks come to Snapchat and Twitter in bid for more users
Struggling social-media darlings Twitter and Snapchat are taking on new looks as the services seek wider audiences in the shadow of Facebook.
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
McConnell skeptical of mandatory disclosures for online political ads
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cast doubt Saturday about the idea of enacting laws requiring disclosures for political ads on Facebook and Twitter.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 5 p.m.
Everybody is exhausted: Stress and social media are taking their toll
Whichever word you prefer, recurring tiredness seems to be the new normal for a growing number of people. Causes range from illnesses such as anemia, depression, hypothyroidism, diabetes and heart …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Women ID as assault, harassment victims with ‘me too’ tweets
Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity and social media tips
This information is a fast-track to steal your identity or attempt to gain your trust through personal details.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Arrest made in connection to Lake City High threats; school resumes with safety measures in place
Dozens of cellphone-clutching students spilled out of the front entrance of Lake City High School on Thursday afternoon, the final bell giving them freedoms that were temporarily taken away.
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
ESPN suspends anchor for breaking social media rules
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Coeur d’Alene police investigating anonymous death threat against Lake City High School student
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is investigating an anonymous death threat made against a female Lake City High School student.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
Senator: Russian trolls using NFL debate to sow discord
Russian internet trolls are exploiting the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to stir up divisions in the United States, a Republican on the Senate intelligence committee …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Russia probe is said to have ‘red-hot’ focus on social media
Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to President …
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Police hope to solve case by channeling missing girl online
In a double-barrelled social media push, the Puyallup Police Department will devote its Facebook and Twitter feeds to the 14-year-old who vanished after a visit to the Puyallup Fair in …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
Whitman instructor threatens lawsuit against McMorris Rodgers over response to Facebook posts
Whitman instructor Devon Wootten blames the congresswoman for federal authorities calling his employer and suggesting he has a mental illness. An attorney representing McMorris Rodgers said Wootten’s rights weren’t violated …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Thanks to Harvey, Snapchat’s Map went from being really creepy to really useful
When Snapchat first launched its Snap Maps feature, it was derided by parents and privacy advocates as a way to stalk people, particularly vulnerable teens. But there is another far …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
‘Need help’: Harvey victims use social media when 911 fails
Desperate for help and unsure whether traditional rescue efforts will come through, Harvey victims are using social media to share maps of their location and photos of themselves trapped on …