Freedom of the press

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist, walks the corridors of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Twitter's permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 07, 2018 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter's decision to permanently ban conspiracy-slinger Alex Jones shows it's serious about enforcing its policy against abuse. But it has a long way to go. Along with Facebook and other tech companies, Twitter sees promise in using artificial intelligence to rid its service of...
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Journalists and activists attempt to block police car carrying two Reuters journalists leaving from the court Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday for illegal possession of official documents, a ruling that comes as international criticism mounts over the military's alleged human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
September 03, 2018 - 4:05 am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of two Reuters reporter in Myanmar for illegally possessing official documents (all times local): 2 p.m. Britain's ambassador says the verdict against two Reuters journalists has undermined media freedom in Myanmar. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were...
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Two Reuters journalists Wa Lone, center, and Kyaw Soe Oo, center back, gestures while being escorted by police upon arrival at a court Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. The Myanmar court delayed the verdict against two Reuters journalists on the charge of possessing official documents illegally in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation. The verdict that was to be delivered Monday was postponed to Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
August 26, 2018 - 10:08 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar judge on Monday postponed the verdict against two Reuters journalists accused of illegally possessing official documents in a case that has drawn attention to the faltering state of press freedom in the troubled Southeast Asian nation. The verdict in the case of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo demonstrators hold a poster with a photo of Angela Merkel and the writing 'Traitor, war criminal, terror godparent - the Merkel regime must go" during Merkel's visit to the Saxonias state parliament in Dresden, eastern Germany. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)
August 23, 2018 - 7:09 am
BERLIN (AP) — A trade union representing German journalists called Thursday for authorities to examine the treatment of the media by police following two incidents in which officers prevented reporters from covering far-right demonstrations. The chief executive of the DJV union, Cornelia Hass,...
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President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 16, 2018 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The Boston Globe, which set the...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. Twitter says it is suspending the account of the far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for one week after he violated the company’s rules against inciting violence. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
August 15, 2018 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech. Twitter joined other prominent tech companies in...
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Pro-independence activist Andy Chan, left, is surrounded by journalists as he leaves Foreign Correspondents Club after delivering his speech in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Chan gave a speech to foreign journalists whose association defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
August 14, 2018 - 12:49 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong pro-independence activist decried Beijing's rule as modern-day colonialism in a speech Tuesday to a foreign journalists' association that defied the Chinese government's demand to cancel the event. The government's demand raised questions about Beijing's growing...
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FILE - This Saturday Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, an armed militia member stands guard at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero's 28-page order says the woman's First Amendment rights to anonymous speech don't outweigh the importance of disclosing her identity to plaintiffs' attorneys suing over the rally's violence. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
August 06, 2018 - 6:41 pm
A social media platform can be compelled to divulge account information belonging to a woman who anonymously chatted online about plans for last summer's deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero's 28-...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 file photo, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating its hate speech and bullying policies. The social media giant said in a statement Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 that it also blocked Jones' account for 30 days because he repeatedly posted content that broke its rules. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
August 06, 2018 - 10:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major tech companies have begun to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones from their services, reflecting a more aggressive enforcement of policies against hate speech following protests on social media. Facebook has taken down four pages belonging to Jones, including two...
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Stephen Hill, from left, Zachary Knighton, Peter M Lenkov, Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Tim Kang and Eric Guggenheim participate in the "Magnum P.I" panel during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
August 05, 2018 - 6:11 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Sunday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. "MURPHY" AND METOO "Murphy Brown" will weigh in on the MeToo movement when the series starring...
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