A report released on Wednesday found that as few as 30 comments on a legislator's social media post could prompt action from many members of Congress and their staff. The speed and immediacy of social media may be changing the way lawmakers interact with citizens in their districts, researchers say.
The disruption lasted about 90 minutes on Wednesday and there have been no indications the glitch was malicious in nature, officials said.
A video showing a violent confrontation between Israeli police and a Palestinian woman that ended in her hospitalization for gunshot wounds have inflamed tensions on both sides, as Israel ramps up its government surveillance on Palestinian activists to curb what it says are "lone wolf" terrorist attacks.
A jury on Tuesday found that the company used patented technology without permission, setting up a battle over whether the tech giant should pay damages to the patent holder.
The social media site is introducing filters that allow users to block posts from particular friends or certain dates in response to concerns from users that the site was accidentally pulling up unpleasant memories.