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Kodak deletes Instagram post by photographer who called out Chinese oppression of Uyghurs

The Kodak headquarters in Rochester, New York. James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images Kodak deleted an Instagram post featuring the work of a photographer who criticized Uyghur suppression. Patrick Wack's images of Xinjiang, China, were deleted after blowback from Beijing supporters. Kodak apologized on WeChat, saying: "We will continue to respect the Chinese government." See more stories on Insider's business page. Kodak deleted an Instagram post featuring photos from the Xinjiang...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, China, Kodak, Trends, Beijing, News UK, The Times, The New York Times, Xinjiang, Times, Wack, Hong Kong Free Press, Xinjiang China, Muslim Uyghur, Uyghurs


Facebook rejects Joe Biden's claim it's 'killing people' with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

President Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is firing back at Joe Biden for claiming the social me...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, University Of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, Kennedy, Rosen, Tom Williams


White House turns up heat on COVID ‘disinformation dozen’

By Donie O’Sullivan | CNN The White House turned up the pressure on Silicon Valley to get a handle on vaccine misinformation Thursday, specifically singling out 12 people one group dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” saying they were responsible for a great deal of misinformation about Covid-19. “There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday. That statistic is from the nonprofit Center f...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, News, Instagram, White House, Russia, Sport, Social-media, Cnn, Soccer, Glendale, Moscow, Silicon Valley, Red Cross, Npr


White House calls Facebook a conduit for COVID misinformation

By Susan Heavey, Elizabeth Culliford and Diane Bartz | Reuters WASHINGTON – Facebook is not doing enough to stop the spread of false claims about COVID-19 and vaccines, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday, part of a new administration pushback on misinformation in the United States. Facebook, which owns Instagram and WhatsApp, needs to work harder to remove inaccurate vaccine information from its platform, Psaki said. She said 12 people were responsible for almost 65% of anti-...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Sport, Soccer, United States, Npr, Msnbc, UC, Reuters, Knott, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, LA County


Olivia Rodrigo visits the White House to help boost COVID-19 vaccine push among younger Americans

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo speaks at the beginning of the daily briefing at the White House on July 14, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House to meet with President Biden and Dr. Fauci in a push to vaccinate younger Americans. Rodrigo spoke at a Wednesday White House press briefing, expressing excitement at the vaccination push. Biden is pushing to inoculate more Americans, with vaccination rates having stalled in recent weeks. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Cdc, White House, Disney, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Disney Channel, Rodrigo, Southern California, Fauci


A controversial handgun that is covered in LEGOs and looks like a toy is no longer available for sale after LEGO sent its maker a cease-and-desist letter

This is the innovative way your kids could be learning math from their teachers with Legos. INSIDER A Utah gun-modification company drew criticism for selling a handgun covered in LEGOs, making it look like a toy. Culper Precision said it would no longer sell the Block19 after LEGO hit the company with a cease-and-desist letter. The company said it added LEGOs to the handgun in hopes of "making the 2nd amendment too painful to tread on." See more stories on Insider's business page. A c...
Tags: Utah, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Lego, Retail, Gun Control, Gun, Pew Research Center, Provo, Moms Demand Action, Shannon Watts, Sarah Jackson, Gun Policy


Donald Trump Jr. says destruction of George Floyd mural might be a sign from God

Donald Trump Jr. Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. thinks a destroyed George Floyd mural in Ohio might be a sign from God. "I mean you have to wonder if ... a higher power, is telling us something here?!?" he wrote. Don Jr. made the comments in a lengthy caption on an Instagram post. See more stories on Insider's business page. In a 131 word Instagram caption, Donald Trump Jr. speculated that the destruction of a George Floyd mural in Toledo, Ohio might be a sign from G...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Minneapolis, Abc, Trends, Fox, Ohio, Fox News, Donald Trump, Jesse Watters, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Floyd, Toledo Ohio, Donald Trump Jr


Under pressure after the Capitol riot, self-styled militias are regrouping around anti-vaxx conspiracy theories

Surveillance footage from the US Capitol in January 6, which US prosecutors annotated to identify members of the Oath Keepers group. Department of Justice Far-right militias are regrouping around anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, experts told Insider. It appears designed to replenish the ranks after the Capitol riot threw the movement into disarray. Insider flagged a prominent militia group selling anti-vaxx t-shirts, which Facebook removed. See more stories on Insider's business page...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, California, US, Trends, Netherlands, Amsterdam, News UK, Mike, PAUL, Capitol, State House, Concord New Hampshire, Katie Paul, US Capitol


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech firms buying up smaller companies and hoarding user data

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign a sweeping executive order on Friday, which includes a crackdown on Big Tech. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can gather and use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech mergers

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech, the New York Times reports. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tech firms, as fir...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House, New York Times


Experts say it'll take more than just breaking up Facebook to rein in Big Tech and protect your data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP If Facebook spun off Instagram and WhatsApp, it would still have all of your data. Congress wants to force Facebook to share that data with other platforms to promote competition. Experts say there needs to be a provision ensuring user rights are protected. Otherwise, expect "disaster." See more stories on Insider's business page. A potential forced break up of Facebook has been discussed for years, and that conversation has only b...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Privacy, Yahoo, Congress, Trends, Data, Whatsapp, Antitrust, University of Pennsylvania, Bell, Carnegie Mellon


Experts say it doesn't matter if Congress breaks up Facebook - the company already has all of your data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP If Facebook spun off Instagram and WhatsApp, it would still have all of your data. Congress wants to force Facebook to share that data with other platforms to promote competition. Experts say there needs to be a provision ensuring user rights are protected. Otherwise, expect "disaster." See more stories on Insider's business page. A potential forced break up of Facebook has been discussed for years, and that conversation has only b...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Privacy, Yahoo, Congress, Trends, Data, Whatsapp, Antitrust, University of Pennsylvania, Bell, Carnegie Mellon


It doesn't matter if Congress breaks up Facebook - the company already has all of your data

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP If Facebook spun off Instagram and WhatsApp, it would still have all of your data. Congress wants to force Facebook to share that data with other platforms to promote competition. Experts say there need to be provisions ensuring user rights are protected. Otherwise, expect "disaster." See more stories on Insider's business page. A potential forced break up of Facebook has been discussed for years, a conversation has only been re-ig...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Privacy, Yahoo, Congress, Trends, Data, Whatsapp, Antitrust, University of Pennsylvania, Bell, Carnegie Mellon


Trump invokes one of Winston Churchill's WWII speeches in his lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and other tech companies

Trump has filed class-action lawsuits against major US tech companies Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as well as its top executives. Getty Former President Donald Trump sent an email to his followers reminiscent of Winston Churchill's wartime speech. "We'll fight in the courts, we'll fight in the legislatures, and we'll fight at the ballot boxes," read the email. Trump filed class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as well as their top executives. See mor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, France, US, Trends, House Of Commons, Winston Churchill, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Churchill, Trump, Capitol, Facebook Twitter


Six months after Jan. 6, search is still on Capitol attackers

By Alanna Durkin Richer and Michael Kunzelman | Associated Press The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the easy targets. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But six months after the insurrection, the Justice Department is still hunting for scores of rioters, even as the first of more than 500 people already arrested have plea...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Instagram, Washington, Boston, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Fbi, Soccer, United States, Courts, Republican, Biden, Seattle


Trump allies' new anti-censorship app for conservatives has already been overrun with porn, reports say

A screenshot of GETTR. Apple App Store GETTR, a social media app set up by a former Trump aide, officially launches on July 4. The anti-Twitter platform has already been flooded with pornographic spam comments, reports say. Despite its objection to censorship, GETTR said it reserves the right to "address" lewd content. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new, anti-censorship social media platform set up by Donald Trump's former aides has already been overrun with porn, r...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Instagram, Censorship, Trends, Social Media, Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, News UK, Reddit, App Store, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Jones, Miller, Trump


Chinese Communist party celebrates 100th anniversary – in pictures

Since its origins in Shanghai in 1921, the Chinese communist party has grown to be one of the world’s most powerful political parties. It celebrated its 100th birthday on 1 July.President Xi Jinping told a crowd of 70,000 in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square that the era of China being bullied was ‘gone forever’ and the country would not allow ‘sanctimonious preaching’ from foreign forces. Anyone who tried ‘will find themselves on a collision course with a steel wall forged by 1.4 billion people’ Conti...
Tags: Photography, Politics, China, World news, Culture, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Art and design, Shanghai, Tiananmen Square, Chinese Communist


Trump's former top aide launches GETTR, a new conservative social media platform

GETTR, a new social media platform launched by former top Trump aide Jason Miller Insider A former Trump aide has started a new conservative social media platform, GETTR. GETTR's format is similar to Twitter's, with trending topics and resharing posts. Trump was booted from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. He shut down his blog over low readership. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump's top aide Jason Miller has launched a new socia...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Trends, Michael Wolff, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Twitter Facebook, Trump Organization, Jason Miller, Tech Insider


John McAfee's Instagram account was deleted after it posted the letter 'Q' following his suicide in jail

John McAfee. FRED DUFOUR/AFP via Getty Images John McAfee's Instagram account posted a picture of the letter "Q" following his suicide Wednesday. It appeared to be a reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory. McAfee's account is no longer available. Instagram has not responded to a request for comment. See more stories on Insider's business page. John McAfee's Instagram account seems to have been taken down after posting an apparent reference to the QAnon conspiracy theory ...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Suicide, US, Trends, Spain, Barcelona, News UK, Donald Trump, John Mcafee, Reuters, Janice, McAfee, Jeffrey Epstein, National Court, Tech Insider


A Florida pastor and his son were arrested in connection with the Capitol riot after a congregant gave them up

Protesters inside the Capitol on January 6. The Justice Department. A father-son pastor duo were arrested and charged on Thursday in connection with the Capitol riot. A congregant who accompanied them to Washington, DC, on January 6, helped authorities build a case. More than 500 people have been charged in the Capitol riot so far. See more stories on Insider's business page. A father and son pastor duo are the most recent accused Capitol rioters to be arrested and charged over their p...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Instagram, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Orlando, James, Trump, Capitol, Casey, Lesperance, James Cusick, Melbourne Florida


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


A 24-year-old man accused of storming the Capitol in designer clothes has been ordered to stay at his parents' $4.5 million mansion as part of his pretrial release

Christian Kulas is seen in social-media videos shared by the FBI in charging documents. Department of Justice Christian Kulas, 24, was arrested Tuesday in connection to the Capitol riot. Charging documents included footage showing Kulas at the Capitol, wearing Burberry. As part of his pretrial release, Kulas agreed to live at his family's $4.5 million mansion. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 24-year-old man from the wealthy suburbs of Chicago was arrested early Tuesd...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, Trends, Fbi, Chicago, Washington Dc, News UK, Department Of Justice, Trump, Chicago Sun Times, Capitol, Lake Michigan, WGN, Kenilworth, CBS Chicago, Ashley Collman


Capitol riot attendee argued she was allowed inside the building on January 6 because she looked up the hours online and it said it was open

Screenshots taken from open source video that show Baez in the Capitol crypt on January 6. Department of Justice A California woman was arrested and charged in connection to the Capitol riot on Friday in Alabama. Stephanie Baez boasted about her attendance on her Instagram during and after the insurrection, prosecutors allege. She told authorities she was allowed to be in the building because she previously confirmed online that the Capitol would be open. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Politics, Instagram, California, Alabama, America, Trends, Fbi, George Orwell, Washington Dc, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Capitol, Ryan J Reilly, California Department of Motor Vehicle


Boris Johnson secretly married Carrie Symonds at Westminster Cathedral

Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England. Karwai Tang/WireImage Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds at Westminster Cathedral in London on Saturday. No. 10 Downing Street confirmed to the BBC that a "small ceremony" took place that afternoon. Johnson and Symonds have a 1-year-old son Wilfred together. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boris Johnson marri...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Instagram, Trends, Bbc, Wedding, Boris Johnson, Catholic, Westminster, Johnson, Conservative Party, Downing Street, Great Britain, Westminster Abbey, London England


UK urged to intervene after another photo of Princess Latifa emerges

Peter Hain says government must demand proper proof of life of Emirati royal after third image appears on Instagram within daysThe UK government has been urged to intervene to find out whether the Emirati royal Princess Latifa has been genuinely freed from house arrest by her father, after a third Instagram photo appeared in as many days showing her in a Dubai shopping mall.The latest photo showed Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, a daughter of the ruler of Dubai, looking at th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Instagram, UK News, World news, Dubai, Peter Hain, Emirati, Latifa, Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum


Instagram reportedly removed posts about a holy Islamic mosque after the company associated #alAqsa with a terrorist organization amid Palestinian-Israeli violence

A member of Israeli police runs after a cameraman during clashes with Palestinians at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2021. Ammar Awad/Reuters Instagram removed posts with the #alAqsa hashtag as violence continues in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The al-Aqsa mosque is the 3rd holiest Islamic site, but Instagram associated the hashtag with terrorism. The ongoing violence ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Trends, Eu, Gaza, Palestine, Islam, Motherboard, Reuters, Old City, Temple Mount


Challenge Authority (with Donna Brazile) – Episode 19 of Professional Troublemaker

This week on Professional Troublemaker, I’m talking to veteran political strategist Donna Brazile. Donna is the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee and became the first African American woman to serve as the manager of a major party presidential campaign when she ran the campaign of former vice president Al Gore. She is a best-selling author and speaks at colleges and universities across the country. She’s been an adjunct professor at Georgetown and the Harvard Kennedy...
Tags: Podcast, Politics, Instagram, Humor, Colbert, Georgetown, Al Gore, Donna, Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile, Harvard Kennedy School, Howard University We, Minyon Moore, Gwendolyn S, Challenge Authority, Donna Brazile Donna


44 Attorneys General Urge Facebook To Stop Plans For An Instagram For Kids

(CNN/CBS13) – Facebook’s plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under the age of 13 continue to get backlash. On Monday, 44 attorneys general, including Rob Bonta in California, signed a letter addressed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to scrap plans for an Instagram intended for younger users, citing mental health and privacy concerns. The letter comes less than a month after child safety groups and Congress expressed similar concerns. “Use of social media can be detrim...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Florida, Politics, Technology, News, Instagram, Congress, California, Cnn, Gop, Zuckerberg, Boston Children s Hospital, Congressional, Consumer


40 state attorneys general sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg urging Facebook to abandon plans to build an Instagram app for kids under 13

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images 40 attorneys general are urging Facebook to scrap plans to build an Instagram app for kids under 13. In a letter, the AGs cited Facebook's poor track record of protecting kids online. They also cited research showing how social media harms kids' physical, emotional, and mental health. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of 40 state attorneys general wrote a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Trends, Social Media, Getty Images, Federal Trade Commission, Youtube Kids, Zuckerberg, Asahi Shimbun, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Children's Health, Tech Insider



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