Hours before US Election Day, Facebook pulls dozens of accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior

Facebook has pulled the plug on 30 accounts and 85 Instagram accounts that the company says were engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Facebook’s head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher revealed the latest batch of findings in a late-night blog post Monday. “On Sunday evening, U.S. law enforcement contacted us about…

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5 Ways To Be An Ally Even After LGBTQ+ History Month

Tristan Billet / Unsplash June is Pride Month, but did you know October is LGBTQ+ History Month? It is. And even if you don’t identify as LGBTQ+, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate the month and beyond as an ally. All are welcome. Being an ally isn’t as…

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Egypt and Thailand: When the military turns against free speech

under arrest since May You wouldn’t normally mention Egypt and Thailand in the same breath. But both countries underwent military coups within the last five years, and even among the many oppressive regimes in the world, they are going to extra lengths today to prosecute free speech.  To be clear, neither…

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Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing

Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in modern history. Facebook’s vice president of Global Public Policy, Joel Kaplan, was spotted sitting…

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Instagram prototypes handing your location history to Facebook

This is sure to exacerbate fears that Facebook will further exploit Instagram now that its founders have resigned. Instagram has been spotted prototyping a new privacy setting that would allow it to share your location history with Facebook. That means your exact GPS coordinates collected by Instagram, even when you’re…

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The World’s First Hands-Free Social Media Money Magnet

Would you rather… Blindly toss thousands of dollars at Facebook ads, guessing what your visitors would want to buy and hoping you will maybe break even? OR Use a revolutionary set and forget, hands-free system that will completely automate your social media marketing. Generating an unlimited stream of leads and…

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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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