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California Lawmaker Hopes Bot Bill Sheds Light On Fake Social Media Accounts

February 5, 2018 |

Democratic state Sen. Bob Hertzberg of Los Angeles said his bill would not ban bots. Instead, it would shed light on the fake accounts that simulate real people and spread waves of false information across their platforms, the lawmaker said.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

News Network: Sen. Kamala Harris And Social Media

November 14, 2017 |

California Sen. Kamala Harris is taking on social media giants like Twitter, Google, and Facebook to understand how Russian agents influenced the 2016 election. Dan Morain from the Sacramento Bee and Andy Jones from UC Davis explore what's next.

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Stockton Police Investigating Attack On Eight-Year-Old Boy

September 26, 2017 |

Stockton Police are investigating an attack on an eight-year-old boy that was videotaped and posted on social media. The boy was beaten and his bike stolen.

Insight With Beth Ruyak

USC Social Media Expert Explains Impact Of "Fake News" Sites During Election

November 21, 2016 |

Google and Facebook have stopped selling ad space to fake news sites, following criticism it impacted the 2016 election. Will this lead to censorship on our social media platforms? USC’s Karen North shares her social media expertise.

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