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Deputy Killed in Colorado Attack

Denver (AP) -- A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said Monday. Shooter Matthew Riehl, 37, died

Facebook admits it poses mental health risk but says using site more can help

Company acknowledges passive consumption of material can make people feel worse but argues more engagement could improve wellbeingFacebook has acknowledged that social media use can be bad for users mental health, a sign the company is feeling pressure from a growing chorus of critics raising alarms about the platforms effect

The new cold war: how our focus on Russia obscures social media’s real threat

We should welcome politicians growing skepticism about Silicon Valley but not if it means authoritarian interventions into our digital livesWashington used to worship Silicon Valley. Few things made politicians hearts beat faster than the bipartisan love for big tech. Silicon Valley was building the future. Governments role was to

EU warns tech firms: remove extremist content faster or be regulated

European commission tells Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and others that legislation is being considered if self-regulation continues to failThe European Commission has warned Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter and other internet technology companies that they must do more to stem the spread of extremist content or face legislation. Growing pressure from

Conservative Weekly Standard to aid in Facebook fact-checks, prompting outcry

Magazine dubbed serial misinformer becomes first explicitly partisan organization to aid in task, fueling concerns over rightwing influence at siteA conservative news organization has been approved to partner with Facebook to fact-check false news, drawing criticisms that the social media company is caving to rightwing pressures and collaborating with a

George Takei saga sheds light on the murky world of pay-to-promote news

Media companies ended their paid promotion partnerships with Takei after a claim of sexual assault. But what are these celebrity deals, and are they ethical?News that several online media companies including Mic, Slate and Refinery29 have severed commercial ties with Star Trek actor George Takei following allegations of sexual assault