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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.

Twitter, Facebook muzzle Trump amid Capitol violence

In an unprecedented step, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump after he repeatedly posted false accusations about the integrity of the election.

Twitter blocks tweet from Trump adviser downplaying masks

Twitter has blocked a post from an adviser to President Donald Trump who suggested that masks do not work to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Target plans for zero waste, emissions by 2040

Retail giant Target is pledging to reach zero waste and emissions by 2040.

COVID-19 Vaccine Summer Card Incentive Pays Off, Expands to Cape Fear

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is expanding the number of locations providing $25 Summer Cards to offset the time and transportation costs of getting vaccinated.