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Katie Paul

Parler CEO John Matze says he was fired by board

Feb 03 2021

The board of Parler, a social media platform backed by Republican Party donor Rebekah Mercer and favored by U.S conservatives, has fired its CEO John Matze, he said on Wednesday. | Video

'Patriot Party' Trump supporter groups grow rapidly on Facebook: study

Feb 02 2021

PALO ALTO Far-right backers of Donald Trump are drumming up support on social media for the idea of a "Patriot Party," using references to militia groups and promoting a mix of conspiracy theories, according to a study published on Tuesday.

Analysis: GameStop's 'Reddit rally' puts scrutiny on social media forums

Jan 29 2021

OAKLAND, Calif. Social media services including Facebook Inc and Reddit restrict discussions about weapons, drugs and other illegal activity, but their rules do not specifically mention another lucrative regulated good: stocks.

Facebook scores earnings beat on holiday retail advertising; Apple privacy changes loom

Jan 27 2021

Facebook Inc soundly beat quarterly revenue estimates on Wednesday after heavy holiday advertising by e-commerce retailers, but it warned Apple's impending privacy changes could hurt revenue by interfering with ad targeting. | Video

Facebook investors, shrugging off election woes, look for 'social commerce' payday

Jan 27 2021

PALO ALTO Facebook Inc may face questions about fallout from U.S. election controversies when it posts earnings on Wednesday, but top of mind for investors is a less political matter: the company's heavy bet on e-commerce to drive ad sales.

'No plan, no Q, nothing': QAnon followers reel as Biden inaugurated

Jan 21 2021

By Joseph Menn, Elizabeth Culliford, Katie Paul and Carrie Monahan

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

Jan 15 2021

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its privacy policy in the process.

As inauguration nears, law enforcement scrutiny drives U.S. extremists into internet's dark corners

Jan 15 2021

By Julia Harte, Ted Hesson, Kristina Cooke, Elizabeth Culliford and Katie Paul

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

Jan 15 2021

Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its privacy policy in the process.

World News

Netanyahu out, Bennett in as Israel marks end of an era

JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year run as Israel's prime minister ended on Sunday with parliament approving a new "government of change" led by nationalist Naftali Bennett, an improbable scenario few Israelis could have imagined.