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Facebook Wants to Tap Robot Brains to Do Your Bidding

SCIENCE | By Brandon Bailey | Nov 5
The social networking company is touting the work of its artificial intelligence team at an industry conference this week.

Cops: $60K Facebook Post May Have Led to Fatal Home Invasion

PERSONAL TECH | By Ken Sweet | Oct 15
Police are investigating whether a photo a Philadelphia man posted on Facebook of what he said was $60,000 triggered a home invasion that left him dead.

Facebook Protest Draws Crowd

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 7
About 100 people representing a diverse cross section of the LGBT community and allies gathered in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park June 1 to protest the social media company's real names policy.

Drag Queens Want Facebook Booted from S.F. Pride

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 17
The battle between Facebook and the drag and transgender communities continues, amid calls for the social media giant to be barred from participating in next month's San Francisco Pride parade.

Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens for Name Policy

NATIONAL | By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 2
Facebook is apologizing to drag queens and the transgender community for deleting accounts that used drag names like Lil Miss Hot Mess rather than legal names such as Bob Smith.

Facebook 'Real Name' Controversy Continues

NATIONAL | By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 27
SFGN spoke to Michael Williams, aka Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, who explained why protesting Facebook's real names policy matters.

Facebook Rebuffs Drag Queens on Name Policy

NATIONAL | By Sean Piverger | Sep 20
San Francisco drag queens met with Facebook executives as a war of words has intensified over the social media service's policy on using real names instead of stage names on Facebook pages.

Trans and Drag Coalition Meet with Facebook Over 'Real Name' Policy

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Sep 18
Drag queens, transgender individuals and LGBT activists continue to be angry over Facebook's enforcement of their "legal name" policy for users, despite an hour-long face-to-face meeting on Wednesday in San Francisco.

'Show Up in Drag' Protest at Facebook HQ Postponed

The most colorful protest ever to hit northern California in years has been called off...for now.

Study: Hate Posts on Social Media Cause Real Harm

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 4
A new study indicates that minorities of all sorts -- including racial and sexual minorities -- suffer measurable harm when subjected to hate speech in social media.

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