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Facebook and Twitter have been removing military troll networks, including Russian and French campaigns that were sparring over politics in Africa

Facebook said it removed hundreds of accounts from Russian and French troll networks focused on influencing opinion and politics throughout Africa. At least one network also had a presence on Twitter, which took action on “a small number of accounts based on close coordination with our peers,” a Twitter spokesperson […]
Facebook and Twitter have been removing military troll networks, including Russian and French campaigns that were sparring over politics in Africa
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11 things you can do to stop being manipulated by your phone, according to the tech experts featured in Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’

Netflix’s “The Social Dilemma” explores our deeply-entrenched societal addiction to social media and what large tech firms stand to gain from our engagement on the platforms. The film has been among the most-watched programs since it was released on the service on September 9 and features commentary from top industry […]
11 things you can do to stop being manipulated by your phone, according to the tech experts featured in Netflix’s ‘The Social Dilemma’
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Facebook announces a new college-only social network called Facebook Campus, 16 years after launching as a student-only social network

Facebook is launching Facebook Campus, a social network specifically for college students. Campus profiles are kept separate from students’ regular Facebook accounts. Facebook Campus offers features like a college-focused News Feed and directory, among other offerings. Facebook originally launched as a college-only social network in 2004. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Facebook announces a new college-only social network called Facebook Campus, 16 years after launching as a student-only social network
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I don’t trust Facebook, but I can’t quit it either

My trust in Facebook has eroded to all-time lows, especially after the company’s past year of scandals. Yet, I can’t bring myself to quit Facebook, and I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. For more than a year, Facebook has been […]
I don’t trust Facebook, but I can’t quit it either
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Google needs to apologise for violating the trust of its users once again

An Associated Press investigation recently discovered that Google still collects its users’ location data even if they have their Location History turned off. After the report was published, Google quietly updated its help page to describe how location settings work. Previously, the page said “with Location History off, the places […]
Google needs to apologise for violating the trust of its users once again
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Instagram will no longer notify people when you screenshot their stories

After testing a feature that would notify users when their Instagram stories were screenshotted, Instagram has decided not to include it. You are now free to screenshot away without fear of looking creepy. Instagram lurkers are free to return to business as usual, as the popular social media app announced […]
Instagram will no longer notify people when you screenshot their stories
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Facebook, YouTube and Twitter execs showed up at Stanford Law School to discuss fake news and hate speech, and their verdict was that people need to stop freaking out

Executives from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube took part in a panel discussion that focused on how hate speech and disinformation online are impacting democracy. The panelists seemed to agree that there’s no easy answers to a problem they aren’t certain even exists. Representatives from the big social networks got a […]
Facebook, YouTube and Twitter execs showed up at Stanford Law School to discuss fake news and hate speech, and their verdict was that people need to stop freaking out
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The Library of Congress won’t be archiving every public tweet anymore

The Library of Congress will stop recording every public tweet after December 31, 2017. It will, however, record tweets “on a very selective basis.” The Library’s decision was made because its original agreement doesn’t reflect all the ways Twitter has evolved since 2010. After December 31, 2017, The Library of […]
The Library of Congress won’t be archiving every public tweet anymore
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