Tag: Facebook

AG issues subpoena to Facebook seeking answers on data sharing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has issued an investigative subpoena to Facebook in a wide-ranging probe seeking answers to the sharing and tracking of consumers’ user data. The investigation — coming on the heels of reports that Cambridge Analytica gained access to 50 million Facebook users’ personal data — will look into whether the social-media giant violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The civil investigative demand issued by the Attorney General’s […]

LaunchCode teams up with Facebook to bring coding courses to STL Public Library computers

A national nonprofit organization has partnered up with Facebook to bring free digital literacy programs to St. Louis Public Library computers. LaunchCode, which is based in St. Louis, announced the partnership on Monday, with the nonprofit detailing their new Discovery program, which was made possible from the collaboration with Facebook’s Community Boost initiative. According to LaunchCode, the Discovery curriculum was developed to introduce users to computer programming and help them build the fundamental skills necessary […]

U.S. Senate candidate banned from Facebook for AR-15 giveaway

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Austin Petersen, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has lost access to his Facebook account after he attempted to give away an AR-15 on his personal account last Friday as a part of his campaign for the office. Since Facebook policies prohibit “The purchase, sale or trade of firearms, ammunition, and explosives between private individuals,” Facebook prevented him from having access to his account for 30 days and his […]

Chappelle-Nadal apologizes to President Trump

FERGUSON, Mo. – State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal made a public statement at Wellspring United Methodist Church today to apologize to the public, the Missouri Legislature, and President Donald Trump and his family for her remarks on Facebook Thursday saying she hoped he would be assassinated. “Today, I attended a wonderful service here at Wellspring, and the title of the service was ‘I stand accused’. And I do, rightfully, because I made a mistake. And you […]

Chappelle-Nadal not backing down

On the heels of sparking outrage from Republicans and some of her fellow Democrats, Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City) turns to the same public forum that got her in trouble in the first place to fire back at her critics. An early morning Facebook post reads as follows: Good Morning! I’d like to thank everyone for your support. Thank you for working against establishment Democrats who don’t care about the everyday working mother. Thank you […]