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Spanish judge questions Twitter hacking suspect wanted by US

A Spanish judge is expected to questions 22 year old Joseph O'Connor, a British citizen wanted in connection with hacking of more than 100 social media accounts of prominent celebrities, politicians and technology moguls.

Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Trump announced the action Wednesday against Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube as well as the companies' CEOs.

North Carolina school system apologizes for racist hashtags

School officials in North Carolina have apologized after racist hashtags were displayed on a classroom Twitter wall as part of a Civil War assignment for fourth graders.

Russia slows down Twitter, part of social media clampdown

The state communications watchdog said it began the slowdown after it said the platform failed to remove the content encouraging suicide among children and containing information about drugs and child pornography.

Burger King tweets ‘women belong in the kitchen,’ sparking backlash

Burger King sparked major backlash on Twitter Monday after promoting its new scholarship program with the tweet: "Women belong in the kitchen."

Professor quits after posing as female immigrant on Twitter

A white, male University of New Hampshire chemistry professor has resigned after being accused of posing as a female immigrant of color on Twitter to make racist and sexist comments and attack users he disagreed with.

Turkey slaps advertising ban on Twitter, Pinterest

The law forces social media companies to maintain representatives in Turkey to deal with complaints about content on their platforms.

Selena Gomez: Big Tech ‘cashing in from evil’

The singer told the leaders of Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube that they’ve allowed “people with hate in their hearts” to thrive and therefore “failed all the American people.”

Twitter bans Trump, citing risk of violent incitement

Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account Friday, citing risks of further incitement of violence. The social platform has been under growing pressure to take further action against Trump following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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Local church in Wilmington helps feed the homeless population through its lunch bag program

One local church in Wilmington is continuing to serve the homeless population through its lunch bag program, after seeing an increased need during the pandemic

NHCS holds a job fair to fill a number of openings within the school system

New Hanover County Schools currently has numerous openings around the area, and held a job fair this weekend in an attempt to fill those roles. 

Dozens of volunteers spend the morning planting a community garden at Greenfield Lake

Dozens of volunteers turned out Saturday to plant a community garden of leafy greens and root vegetables at Greenfield Lake in Wilmington. 

WWAY 5th Quarter September 24, 2021

Week 6 is done. See the video for the complete episode of The 5th Quarter.