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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: some employees feel Facebook is being used as a scapegoat for 2016 election outcome using flawed hindsight about factors mostly beyond FB's control   —  In the summer of 2015, a Facebook engineer was combing through the company's internal data when he noticed something unusual.
Oct 20, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Megha Rajagopalan / BuzzFeed:
Interviews reveal how Chinese authorities surveil citizens of its Xinjiang region using AI, iris scanning, and more developed by private firms   —  KASHGAR, China — This is a city where growing a beard can get you reported to the police.  So can inviting too many people to your wedding, or naming your child Muhammad or Medina.
Oct 19, 2017, 9:35 AMIn context
Kevin Collier / BuzzFeed:
Twitter took 11 months after being notified by GOP to shut down a fake Twitter account with 136K+ followers run by a Russian troll farm, posing as Tennessee GOP   —  The account was one of hundreds created by Russia's Internet Research Agency and drew 136,000 followers by tweeting divisive messages …
Oct 18, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
A look at Twitter's harassment problem in India, where local language abuse is common and offensive hashtags can appear in the top five trends for hours   —  In Twitter's fastest-growing market, abusive hashtags trend in the top-five spot for hours, local language harassment is common …
Oct 18, 2017, 3:00 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook executives, including its CSO and hardware chief, are increasingly using Twitter to spread Facebook's message and respond to journalists   —  As Facebook grapples with the unprecedented crisis that's arisen around its role in the 2016 US presidential election, some of the company's top executives …
Oct 17, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook testing return of status messages, up to 101 characters, that can be set to expire   —  Facebook is testing a new “temporary profile status” feature that will allow its users to post ephemeral, text-only updates of up to 101 characters, a company spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News Tuesday.
Oct 17, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Google Maps to remove test feature for iPhone users that showed how many calories or “mini cupcakes” you would burn if you walked after strong user feedback   —  Google Maps has a new feature for walking directions.  Now, it shows you how many calories you would burn if you walked:
Oct 17, 2017, 6:35 AMIn context
Leticia Miranda / BuzzFeed:
How some companies make millions by brokering deals selling third party e-commerce shops on Amazon to others   —  Amazon is no longer a website you use to get rid of a few old college textbooks.  Many of the mom-and-pop businesses that rely on the retailing behemoth as their main virtual storefront …
Oct 13, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
Sources: Rose McGowan's Twitter account was restricted because Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets   —  BuzzFeed News has learned that Twitter's Trust and Safety Team doesn't have the ability to remove or block individual tweets; it can only take action on accounts.
Oct 12, 2017, 11:30 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter adds “Happening Now” feature to timelines on Android and iOS to group tweets by events, starts with sports and will expand to TV and breaking news   —  Twitter is adding a “Happening Now” feature that will group tweets by event, the company announced today.
Oct 10, 2017, 2:35 PMIn context

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