Judge in Nikolas Cruz’s trial reverses her decision to restart jury selection
Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer’s search for the jurors who will have to decide if Nikolas Cruz should be killed as a punishment for the 2018 Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland continued Wednesday.
Instagram adds fundraising to Reels to help nonprofits
Meta Platforms Inc., the social media giant formerly known as Facebook, plans to celebrate Earth Day by expanding its offering of fundraising tools and making them more easily available to more than 1.5 million nonprofits on its Facebook and Instagram platforms, including those involved in fighting climate change.
China used TV, TikTok stars in discreet Olympics campaign
A “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” TV star, a Paralympic swimmer and a self-described “brand king” were among the Instagram and TikTok influencers who were paid by Chinese officials for a discreet campaign that promoted the Beijing Winter Olympics, new Justice Department documents reveal.
Family of Broward teen falsely arrested over school threat files lawsuit
The family of 13-year-old Nia Whims, who was falsely arrested last year after being impersonated online by someone who posted threatening messages toward her school announced Wednesday that they have filed a lawsuit against Renaissance Charter School, Meta (Facebook) and Instagram.
Ex-Facebook manager criticizes company, urges more oversight
While accusing the giant social network of pursuing profits over safety, a former Facebook data scientist told Congress she believes stricter government oversight could alleviate the dangers the company poses, from harming children to inciting political violence to fueling misinformation.
Timeline in Gabby Petito’s case: Hunt for her fiancé Brian Laundrie continues in Florida wilderness
FBI special agents are investigating the death of 22-year-old Gabby Petito and searching for her 23-year-old fiancé, Brian Laundrie, whose parents in Florida’s city of North Port, reported him missing on Sept. 14.
Miami is the No. 1 city for nightlife in the country
Miami has just been ranked as the No. 1 city for best nightlife in the United States. And that’s not all — Miami was also ranked as the third best nightlife city in the world. (Take that, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Cancún, New York, and Chicago.)
Detectives took over teen’s Instagram to lure man allegedly preying on her for sex at Miami public park
A 35-year-old man appeared in Miami-Dade County court on Wednesday to face charges for soliciting a 15-year-old girl for sex on Instagram after officers accused him of preying on her while she was walking her dog at a public park in Miami.