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Taylor Swift’s Father Reportedly Deletes Facebook Account After Sharing Conservative Views —...

Taylor Swift's father, Scott Swift, reportedly deleted his personal Facebook account after receiving backlash for his purported conservative-leaning remarks on the social media site. Steve's reported decision to shut off his page comes almost...
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Facebook's Weird Pointless Auditless Audit Of Political Bias On Its Platform

Facebook has continued to do the most Facebooky of Facebook things. Faced with almost entirely baseless claims of "anti-conservative bias" in how it moderates content, Facebook claimed to be doing something useful: bringing in a big outside law firm...
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Facebook's Oculus Insight Vr Tracking Tech Is The Key To Its Future Ar Headset - Cnet

Facebook's Joel Hesch talks about the future and present for VR/AR.
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Angler Catches Bizarre Fish With ‘two Mouths’ In Upstate New York

A woman made the "catch of a lifetime" when she reeled in a trout that appeared to have two mouths on a fishing trip. (Photo Credit: Knotty Boys Fishing / Facebook) An angler’s “catch of the day” turned out to be the...
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France Says ‘crazy’ That Apple And Others Get ‘permanent Tax Haven Status’

French President Emmanuel Macron has defended France’s decision to impose a 3% tax on the local revenues of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. The tax was nicknamed a GAFA tax after the initial letters of the main companies targeted… ...
Related topics: France, Apple (AAPL), Taxes, Emmanuel Macron, Google, Google (GOOG), Social Media, Amazon, Amazon (AMZN)

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The Ethics Of Hiding Your Data From The Machines

It’s one thing to try to keep personal information from Facebook. But what if a company is going to use it to save people’s lives?
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Fifty Percent Chance You've Reacted To Junk News At Least Once

A new article, published by researchers from the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science and the Leiden University Centre of Linguistics in the journal PLoS ONE, shows that 50% of Dutch Facebook users are exposed to junk news at least once. In...
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Clearing Facebook History May Not Do Anything At All

Buzz60’s Elizabeth Keatinge tells us about Facebook’s new “clear history” tool.       
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Facebook Releases New Tool To Block Data Gathering

Soon you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet, or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. (Aug....
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What Does Facebook’s Plan To Hire Journalists Mean For Media Industry?

Facebook’s plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say. The social media giant said Tuesday it would...
Related topics: Social Media, Algorithms

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Fighting Over Vr And Facebook’s Oculus Quest

Ahh, a 20-something-year-old guy was over the house tonight. We almost got in a fight over VR. Tried to tell me something other than the Oculus Quest is better after seeing the Quests on the floor and declaring “I would never buy one of...
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Don't Trust Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency, Boffins Warn: Zuck & Co Know That Hash Is King

It's not about the money, it's about the identifiers Analysis  Facebook's proposed digital currency Libra, and its accompanying digital wallet Calibra, should be scrutinized not only by financial regulators – as lawmakers in the US and Europe...
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What To Do About Gender And Geo/linguistic Bias In Academic Citations?

David and Eric Schwitzgebel have made a list of the 295 most cited philosophers in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. On Facebook, Harry commented: Nussbaum is #10 on this list—not especially surprising. The next woman on the list is...
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A Business Built On Disinformation: Highlights From Our Investigation

Driven by Facebook, The Western Journal has had one of the biggest audiences in the news media, but little is known about the publication. Here’s what we found out.
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A More Intelligent System For The Scooter Wars

Startups racing to deploy rentable electric scooters around the world seem to be following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s famous motto for disruption: Move fast and break things. Unfortunately for those startups, the things that break most often...
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Facebook Now Lets You View (and Delete) Off-facebook Activity

If you’ve always wondered why ads from websites you’ve visited follow you on Facebook, that’s because they have tools like Login with Facebook, like and comment, and pixels. But you don’t really have something that would let you view and...
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Mastercard's New Cryptocurrency Division: Why It's Important

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is already a partner with Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) on its Libra cryptocurrency project, but it seems like the payments giant has even greater ambitions. In this segment from Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and...
Related topics: Mastercard, US Equity Markets, Social Media, Nasdaq

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Spider-man Fans Set Up Facebook Event To Raid Sony And 'bring Our Boy Home' - Cnet

They don't want aliens. They want Spider-Man.
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The Conservative Audit Of Bias On Facebook Is Long On Feelings And Short On Facts

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales There are many criticisms of Facebook’s size, power, and business model, but two stand out for the intensity with which they are usually discussed. One is that Facebook is a dystopian panopticon that monitors our...
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I Don’t Know Who Needs To Hear This, But The Instagram Policy Post Is A Hoax

“There’s no truth to this post,” says Facebook spokesperson Stephanie Otway.
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