Stories tagged: social media
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Racial content sweeps away ‘Gone With the Wind’ screening
A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
WSU professor says IRS is breaking privacy laws by mining social media
People should be aware “that what they say and do online” could be used against them by the IRS, says Kimberly Houser, associate professor of business law at Washington State …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Indiana man charged with abusing 14-year-old Montana girl
A 29-year-old Indiana man who started a crowdfunding site to raise money so he could travel to Montana to be with his 14-year-old “fiancee” is charged with felony sexual abuse …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Valerie Plame Wilson wants to buy Twitter to kick Trump off
Former undercover CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson is looking to crowdfund enough money to buy Twitter so President Donald Trump can’t use it.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
Facebook’s invisible Seattle team wrangles the digital deluge
More than 2 billion people log into Facebook every month. Every day, the social-media crowd uploads billions of photos, calls up hundreds of millions of hours of video, and fires …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Google’s firing of diversity critic fuels social-media backlash
Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
No more holding cell phones with new driving law in effect
Washington drivers will now have to put down their cell phones under a new distracted driving law.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life
Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and potentially illegal. But celebrities who engage in flagrant attacks …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Ed Sheeran says trolls drove him off Twitter; Lady Gaga sends her love
Ironically, Sheeran’s widespread popularity has partly made him a target for online haters. Upon release of his new album, “Divide,” in March, Sheeran had 16 songs on the UK Top …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Trump’s crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?
If President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host, social media and workplace experts say.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Oregon teen sentenced for social media-fueled shotgun blasts
An Oregon high school student who fired shotgun blasts into a home with seven people inside has been sentenced to six years in prison.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
Facebook wants to nudge you into ‘meaningful’ online groups
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video – or fake news and hate symbols. …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban
The Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina law Monday that bars convicted sex offenders from Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Ukraine targets Russian social media sites
Ukraine on Tuesday put in place new sanctions seeking to block Russian media and online networks from operating in the country, including VKontakte, the nation’s most popular social network.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Scouring for nude images in photo scandal at Marine base
In a cramped office at the Marines’ Quantico base outside Washington, about 20 investigators sit elbow to elbow, staring into their computers as images of naked men and women flash …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Facebook to hire 3,000 to review videos of crime and suicide
Facebook plans to hire 3,000 more people to review videos and other posts after getting criticized for not responding quickly enough to murders shown on its service.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Most teens have taken a social media break, poll finds
The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24/7. But nearly 60 percent of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media – the bulk …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Montana tourism campaign targets visitors from nearby states
Montana’s summer tourism promotion invites would-be visitors to “Discover Your Montana Moment.”
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Black teens most active on social media apps, poll finds
Teenagers and their technology are inseparable, but a new poll shows black teens are the most likely to have access to smartphones – which could explain why they’re the biggest …
Sun., April 16, 2017
Journalists must meet challenge of social and digital media
The one idea that must prevail is the notion that facts and truth will carry the day.
Sun., April 16, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Social media roughs up bullies, boors
Like a single organism endowed with the accumulated moral fortitude of human society, Twitter demands justice.
Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Indiana police investigating sex abuse video posted online
Northern Indiana police say a number of people have viewed and shared on social media a video showing “heinous” sexual abuse of a high school student.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Twitter eases 140-character limit in replies
Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it.
Mon., 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 …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy
Battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal, the Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy that lays out the professional and legal ramifications for service members …
UPDATED: Mon., 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 …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 7:23 a.m.
Twitter adds more safety tools, will curb abusive accounts
Twitter is adding more tools to curb abuse on its service as part of its ongoing effort to protect users from hate and harassment.
Mon., 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 …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Montana bill aims to restrict media’s publication of accident photos
Tears welled as Maura Gruber recounted Friday how she learned that the love of her life had perished in a traffic accident. Social media delivered her the news on that …
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Report: Girl live streamed suicide in Miami foster home
A 14-year-old girl broadcast her death live from the bathroom of her Miami area foster home as she made a noose from her scarf and attached it to the shower …