Illinois Court Tosses Conviction Over Facebook PhotoIllinois' 3rd District Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of 29-year-old Spencer D. Watkins. The Peoria man was convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun in 2016 and given a nine-year prison term.
YouTube Updates Hate Speech Guidelines To Prohibit VideosYouTube is updating its hate speech policies to prohibit videos with white supremacist and neo-Nazi content.
Woman Claiming To Be Tionda Bradley, Who Went Missing 18 Years Ago, Was Lying: FamilyA Texas woman says she's Tionda Bradley, who went missing from her Chicago home with her sister Diamond nearly two decades ago.
Facebook Removes 3B Fake Accounts, But How Many Were Missed?The increase in removals shows the challenges Facebook faces in removing accounts created by computers to spread spam, fake news and other objectionable material. Even as Facebook's detection tools get better, so do the efforts by the creators of these fake accounts.
JOY RIDE: Kids Drive Off-Road Vehicles Down Dan Ryan ExpresswayOmar Orozco couldn’t believe his eyes: three kids in two off-road vehicles going down the Dan Ryan Expressway at about 60 mph.
Cardinal Blase Cupich Condemns Louis Farrakhan's Remarks At St. SabinaCardinal Blase Cupich says he was blindsided by Minister Louis Farrakhan's invitation to speak at St. Sabina Church Thursday night.
At St. Sabina, Farrakhan Refers To 'Satanic Jews,' Denies Anti-Semitism After Facebook BanDays after being banned from Facebook Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is fighting back with some help from Father Michael Pfleger.
Facebook To Build 5th Data Center Building Near Des MoinesFacebook also will pay for the construction of a $500,000 pump station that will boost the water pressure for the data center and other structures in the area.
Father Pfleger Invites Minister Farrakhan To St. Sabina To Talk Facebook BanLast Thursday, the social media company banned Farrakhan as well as conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Nehlen, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.
Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones For Promoting 'Violence And Hate'“We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today,” said a Facebook spokesperson.
Privacy-Focused' Facebook Puts The Spotlight On GroupsThe groups cover a wide range of interests and topics — hiking, hair care, parenting, rare diseases. Recommended groups will appear on users' homepages. (The redesign will also do away with Facebook's signature blue banner.)
Jaris McCullum, Former Glenbard East Student, Accused Of Sending Threatening Message To Current StudentA former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard has been accused of sending a threatening message to a current female student at the school.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Back Up After Massive OutageFacebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were temporarily down early Sunday.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Down Across US, EuropeFacebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down.
Facebook Tweaks Tools For Remembering Dead FriendsThe social network said that it is also adding a "tributes" section to accounts that have been memorialized, that is, designated as belonging to someone who has died. Friends and family members will be able to write posts and share photos in this section to remember their loved one.