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Trump shows love-hate for social media as he leads ‘summit’

President Donald Trump, who has weaponized social media to eviscerate opponents and promote himself, was convening a White House conference Thursday of like-minded critics of Big Tech, notably excluding representatives from the very platforms he exploits.

Federal court: Trump can’t ban critics from Twitter account

A federal appeals court says President Donald Trump can't ban critics from his Twitter account.
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Farrakhan refers to ‘Satanic Jews’ in Chicago church speech

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan referenced "Satanic Jews" in a speech denying allegations of anti-Semitism, misogyny and homophobia after Facebook banned him from the social media platform.
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Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones for hate speech

Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban against hate and violence.

George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder.
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UNCW students among alleged victims of ‘sextortion’ scam

UNCW students are among the alleged victims of a "sextortion" scam that targeted young women across the state.

Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company said Thursday, an acknowledgement it offered after a security researcher posted about the issue online.

Insta-gram: Teen accused of using platform to advertise weed

A North Carolina teen who went by "itslilhotgirl" on Instagram is accused of using the social media platform to sell marijuana.

Court: Online free speech rights trump stalking conviction

A man imprisoned for stalking has had his conviction overturned after North Carolina's Court of Appeals ruled the social media posts underpinning the charges were protected by free speech rights.

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