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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Senate tech critic tells Facebook CEO: Sell message services

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is meeting with lawmakers in Washington to discuss regulation of the tech industry, including the companies’ collection of users’ personal data on their platforms.


Instagram tests removing number of ‘likes’ on photos, videos

Facebook Inc.’s Instagram is considering removing the number of “likes” on posts, a move that mirrors efforts by social media companies like Twitter Inc. to make their platforms healthier places …


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

Much as Anne Frank’s diary gripped the older generations, an Instagram account based on a true 13-year-old Jewish victim’s journal, called Eva.Stories, is generating buzz among the young.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

Instagram Spokane: Local businesses are picturing profits with social media platform

More and more Spokane businesses and organizations are finding ways to incorporate the visual platform into their marketing strategies.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

AP Explains: What Facebook’s ‘privacy vision’ really means

Mark Zuckerberg’s abrupt Wednesday declaration of a new “privacy vision” for social networking was for many people a sort of Rorschach test.


Cardi B deactivates Instagram account after Grammy criticism

NEW YORK – Cardi B has deactivated her Instagram account following social media criticism of her winning a Grammy for best rap album. Some people said the 26-year-old rapper didn’t …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over Instagram post

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether to revoke his bail after the Trump confidant posted a photo on Instagram of the …


Instagram changes rules on self-harm postings after suicide

Instagram has agreed to ban graphic images of self-harm after objections were raised in Britain following the suicide of a teen whose father said the photo-sharing platform had contributed to …


Social media and misinformation: It’s a game of whack-a-mole

Social media companies are fighting an expensive and increasingly complex battle against Russian trolls who are using catchy memes, bots and fake accounts to influence elections and sow discord in …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018

Social media threat against Lewis and Clark High School targeted two female students, one who would be ‘first victim to go,’ court documents say

The latest round of social media threats against Lewis and Clark High School specifically mentioned two underage female students, one who would be the “first victim to go.”


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Spokane police ask feds for help to crack social media threat case against Lewis and Clark High School

While Spokane police continue to investigate a social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High School, staff and students are simply trying to cope.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018

Police presence greets Lewis and Clark High School students after Instagram threat

Spokane police continue to investigate a threat to Lewis and Clark High School student posted on Instagram


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018

Longtime Facebook exec Adam Mosseri new head of Instagram

Facebook has named Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram.


Into the fold? What’s next for Instagram as founders leave

When Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger sold Instagram to Facebook in 2012, the photo-sharing startup’s fiercely loyal fans worried about what would happen to their beloved app under the social …


Facebook suspends Boston analytics firm over data usage

Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram’s user data.


Role of social media in mountaineering mishaps growing

From the slopes of Mount Adams and across much of the West, there’s growing concern that social media may be playing a role in the increasing number of mountaineering accidents.


With baby announcement, Kylie Jenner is new Instagram queen

Jenner shared a photo Tuesday of her new daughter’s tiny hand captioned with the baby’s name, Stormi Webster.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Uma Thurman lashes out at Harvey Weinstein in cryptic post

Uma Thurman has wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving – everyone except disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.


Snoop Dogg stands over Trump body on album cover

An album cover image posted to Snoop Dogg’s Instagram account showing the rapper looking down on what appears to be the dead body of President Donald Trump has been removed …


Lindsay Lohan feels ‘very bad’ for Harvey Weinstein

Actress Lindsay Lohan says she feels “very bad” for Harvey Weinstein, who was fired by the company he co-founded amid decades of allegations of sexual harassment. Lohan made the comments …


California teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a …


Miley Cyrus takes to Instagram to clarify hip-hop remarks

Miley Cyrus says she respects and appreciates all genres of music, but is gravitating now to “more uplifting, conscious rap,” with an eye to giving the younger generation a more …


UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017

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 …


Christopher Meloni reunites with ‘SVU’ pal Mariska Hargitay

Former “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” co-stars Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni are celebrating the season with a holiday selfie.


Instagram will soon let you like comments – or even turn them off completely

In the next few weeks, Instagram is going to look even more like its parent company, Facebook. The social network announced Tuesday that it will let users like individual comments …


People: Selena Gomez rules Instagram 2016 with most followers, likes

Instagram released its year-end data Thursday showing the 24-year-old Selena Gomez has the most followers of any celebrity (103 million) and was responsible for nearly all of the most-liked celebrity …


Kendall Jenner disappears from Instagram

The Kardashian clan might be getting serious about taking a step back from social media. Kendall Jenner’s Instagram account vanished over the weekend, but her 68 million followers on the …


Instagram moves into retail with tagged photos

Instagram is making it easier for retailers to promote and sell products through photos. The photo-sharing service is giving 20 retailers the ability to add tags to pictures to add …


Four teens face arson charges in destructive Hamilton, Montana, wildfire

A campfire that wasn’t completely extinguished caused a wildfire near Hamilton that burned over 13 square miles of forest land, destroyed 16 homes and 49 outbuildings and cost $11 million …


Schools ban clown costumes amid investigation

A Connecticut school district is banning clown costumes and any “symbols of terror” during this year’s Halloween season as authorities investigate the authenticity of a number of clown-related social media …