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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has fended off questions from US senators on how the world’s largest social network might be regulated more c(...)

 President Donald Trump  with his son Donald Trump Jr: the president  personally intervened to draft a misleading initial statement by his son, according to a report. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Republicans in Congress are demonstrating an increasing willingness to defy Donald Trump, in a sign of the uphill battle the US president faces as he (...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump holds up signs at a campaign rally in Lakeland, Florida on Wednesday. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Republicans have been tying themselves up in metaphorical knots over their support for Donald Trump in the aftermath of their party’s presidential ca(...)

Student Breckan Erdman carries around a sign on the campus of Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, where the second presidential debate will be held between Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Democrat counterpart Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Senior US Republican Party figures have urged Donald Trump to drop out of the presidential race after he was caught on tape bragging about sexually as(...)

 Donald Trump greets supporters outside Trump Towers in Manhattan on Saturday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, facing eroding support from his party over lewd remarks about women, goes into a second presidential (...)

Facebook said on Monday that it had changed some of the procedures for its “Trending Topics” section after a news report alleging it suppressed conservative news prompted a US Congressional demand for more transparency. (Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Facebook said on Monday that it had changed some of the procedures for its “Trending Topics” section after a news report alleging it suppressed conse(...)

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook’s success depended on ’everyone feeling comfortable sharing anything they want.’ Photograph: AFP

Cordiality reigned and pleasantries were exchanged. There was talk of virtual reality, a tour of Frank Gehry-designed buildings — and only a hint of d(...)

News filter? The latest scandal about bias reveals a gnawing fear of the unprecedented power Facebook wields as it becomes the world’s pre-eminent publisher. photograph: stuart goldenberg/the new york times

As the seasons change and the tide turns, so we face another Facebook furore involving a feature prompting angst and outrage for misleading and/or irr(...)

 Barack Obama:  has given ICANN the green light to create the structures needed to move its core addressing and domain name functions out from under US government management. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The global internet governing body ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), which oversees technical standards, domain names an(...)

The proposed whistleblower incentive  follows controversies over defective General Motors ignition switches and Takata air bag inflators.

A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a US Senate panel on T(...)