Social Media

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Only On 2: LAPD Officer Announces Ticket-Writing Plans On Facebook

An LAPD officer is taking an unusual approach to tackle what he calls a growing safety problem: He’s using social media to warn drivers that he will start issuing more traffic tickets.

01/29/2015

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Facebook, Instagram Experience Outage As Hacker Group Claims Responsibility

The social media sites Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were all down Monday night, and a hacker group has already claimed responsibility for the outage.

01/26/2015

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Celebrities Under Fire Over Controversial Tweets About ‘American Sniper’ Film

A pair of celebrity personalities are under fire after making controversial remarks over the film “American Sniper” over Twitter.

01/19/2015

A Tiffany campaign embracing the engagement of a same-sex couple has gone viral. (credit: Tiffany/Peter Lindbergh)

Tiffany Ad Campaign Embracing Same-Sex Marriage Goes Viral On Social Media

Singer Miley Cyrus has given the ad an enthusiastic thumbs up.

01/11/2015

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L.A.’s Business Culture Feels The Impact Of Social Media

CSULA’s Dr. Michael Germano says social media traffickers, who are tech-savvy and can create inviting online content, are valuable assets to Los Angeles’ socialistic business community.

01/05/2015

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Sony Announces Limited Theatrical Release Of ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures Tuesday announced a limited theatrical release of “The Interview” beginning Christmas Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2014

Jonathan Hearn, a Redlands firefighter and paramedic, is accused of conspiring with his lover to kill her husband. (credit: CBS)

Police: Wife, Firefighter Lover Conspired To Murder Her Husband In Redlands

“Mom and dad very loveable, Christian family. There’s no way that he would have done anything like that,” said a shocked neighbor.

11/19/2014

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Man, 23, Accused Of Having Sex With Girl, 15, He Met Using Social Media App

Michael Anthony Byrne faces two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16 and one count each of meeting a minor for lewd purposes, sexual penetration by foreign object and unlawful sexual intercourse.

11/19/2014

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Classes Canceled For Second Day At Mira Costa HS After Social Media Threats

A South Bay high school will remain closed to students Wednesday after the campus received five threats via the social media app, Yik Yak.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/19/2014

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Mira Costa High School Closed Tuesday Due To Social Media Threats

A South Bay high school was closed Tuesday after receiving two security threats against the campus, authorities said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2014

Lena Dunham meets fans and signs copies of her book 'Not That Kind Of Girl' at Waterstones, Piccadilly on October 29, 2014 in London, England. (credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Actress Lena Dunham Fires Back At Critics Who Say She Molested Younger Sister

Actress Lena Dunham took to social media on Monday to answer critics of her new book, who say she molested her younger sister.

11/03/2014

Richard and Emily Staley suffered the kind of loss no parent expects to endure. (credit: CBS)

Only On 9: Couple Who Shared Photos Of Stillborn Baby Explain Their Decision

“I was so excited,” Emily Staley says, “I’d waited so long to see her beautiful little face.”

10/30/2014

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Local Comedy Writer Poses As Los Feliz Daycare On Twitter To Satirize Modern Parenting

An aspiring comedian is focusing his humor at “modern” parenting, posing as the operator of a Los Feliz daycare center over Twitter.

10/18/2014

Sergio Castanon Sr. does not believe his son, Sergio Jr., was serious when he allegedly posted threats against Pierce College on his Facebook page. (credit: CBS)

Father Of Man Accused Of Threatening Pierce College Says He Was Only Joking

“There’s nothing to worry [about],” the man’s father said, “I know my son.”

10/16/2014

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GM Uses Facebook, Phone calls To Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…

10/08/2014

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