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BuzzFeed News:
Twitter's new dedicated page for the US midterms, meant to provide commentary and analysis, quickly surfaced tweets from conspiracy theorists and bots   —  Twitter launched an events page for the upcoming US midterm elections on Tuesday.  And already it is surfacing tweets from popular online figures …
Oct 30, 2018, 3:05 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Online hatred, trolling, harassment, and conspiracy theories are spilling into the physical world with ever greater and more alarming frequency   —  This week, reporters dredged up the online pasts of two monsters: a Florida man who was arrested for sending pipe bombs to at least a dozen …
Oct 28, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
As Facebook has shown a lack of caution and unquenchable desire for personal info, debuting Portal home video chat devices is just its latest tone-deaf decision   —  On Monday morning Facebook revealed a new gadget — a voice-activated video chat tablet with an always-listening microphone …
Oct 9, 2018, 3:35 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Sources: Facebook met with academics and NGOs from Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere to discuss misinformation and region-specific policies   —  Facebook last week held a two-day meeting with academics, researchers, and civil society organizations from Myanmar, the Philippines …
Sep 28, 2018, 9:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Safari's Siri Suggested Websites feature found promoting conspiracy sites and misinformation; Apple says it removes any inappropriate suggestions when notified   —  Apple's Safari, one of the internet's most popular web browsers, has been surfacing debunked conspiracies, shock videos …
Sep 25, 2018, 6:05 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Ian Rylett, co-founder of YouTube tween channel SevenAwesomeKids, arrested for allegedly molesting a minor; YouTube demonetized the channel but left it up   —  For weeks now, SevenAwesomeKids, part of one of YouTube's biggest and most active tween/teen girl channel networks, has been suspiciously dormant.
Sep 24, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Apple says it has permanently banned Infowars' app from the App Store   —  A day after being banned from Twitter, Alex Jones and Infowars have been booted from yet another platform: Apple's popular App Store.  As of Friday evening, searches on the App Store for Infowars return no results.
Sep 7, 2018, 9:31 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter permanently suspends Infowars and Alex Jones' accounts, saying they violate “abusive behavior” rules, will suspend other accounts he registers or uses   —  After weeks of equivocation, Twitter permanently suspended the accounts of Infowars and its founder Alex Jones on Thursday …
Sep 6, 2018, 4:57 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Researchers from Oracle-backed watchdog posed as Russian trolls, using name and other info of Russia's IRA, and were easily able to run political ads on Google   —  In the summer of 2018, after months of public and legislator outcry over election interference, you might think it would be difficult …
Sep 4, 2018, 3:57 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Reporter outlines how he used Lyrebird's free AI-powered software to make a realistic copy of his voice, says the digital recreation fooled his mom   —  You can watch our journey into the terrifying future of fake news on BuzzFeed News' “Follow This” series on Netflix.
Aug 29, 2018, 6:40 AMIn context

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