What Happens When Facebook Mistakenly Blocks Local News Stories

In July, Danielle Bostick joined a nationwide movement against sexual violence on school campuses when she made a Facebook page for her daughter. “Justice for Francesca” is meant to raise awareness about the 15-year-old, who was sexually assaulted last summer by a classmate she didn’t know. For weeks, Bostick used…

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Openbook is the latest dream of a digital life beyond Facebook

As tech’s social giants wrestle with antisocial demons that appear to be both an emergent property of their platform power, and a consequence of specific leadership and values failures (evident as they publicly fail to enforce even the standards they claim to have), there are still people dreaming of a better way.…

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Hardworking Dad Digs Deep To Afford Daughter’s Dream Dress For A School Dance

Smith, 36, works three jobs ― at McDonald’s, Popeyes and a Circle K convenience store outside Pittsburgh in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. When his 14-year-old daughter asked him in June if her dream dress was in their price range, he said he wasn’t sure, but would see what he could do, he told ABC…

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Facebook and Instagram now show how many minutes you use them

It’s passive zombie-feed scrolling, not active communication with friends, that hurts our health, according to studies Facebook has been pointing to for the last seven months. Yet it’s treating all our social networking the same with today’s launch of its digital well-being screen-time management dashboards for Facebook and Instagram in…

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Facebook loses $120 billion in market cap after awful Q2 earnings

Facebook’s share price fell more than 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate and a scary warning that its revenue growth would rapidly decelerate. Before today’s brutal Q2 earnings, Facebook’s share price closed today at $217.50 — a record high — but…

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Amazon Affiliate Profits #Free #VideoCourse

Amazon Affiliate Profits #Free #VideoCourse Are you ready to Become a Super Amazon Affiliate a lot faster? This is the next best thing to having an Amazon Affiliate expert right beside you, showing you how it’s done… Of course, hiring an Amazon Affiliate expert would easily set you back hundreds…

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Indiana man warns locals to ‘beware’ of giant spiders after spotting 6-inch crawler at work

Employees at Godfrey Marine in Elkhart, Indiana, spotted this large spider while building a boat this week.  (Jacob Collins) Arachnophobes, beware: A giant spider spotted in the Hoosier State is giving some locals nightmares after an Indiana man shared pictures of the large insect online Tuesday. A female employee at manufacturer…

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Instagram says youre all caught up in first time-well-spent feature

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you’ve seen all the posts Instagram will show you. That can lead to more of the compulsive, passive, zombie browsing that research suggests is unhealthy as users endlessly scroll through stale content hoping for a hit of dopamine-inducing novelty.…

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Russia-Linked Facebook Ads Targeted a Sketchy Chrome Extension at Teen Girls

Earlier this week, the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released roughly 3,500 Facebook and Instagram ads purchased by the Internet Research Agency, a notorious Russian troll farm. Among them: Ads purchased in May of 2016 that promoted a suspicious Chrome extension that gained wide access to the Facebook accounts…

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