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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
YouTubers popular with kids are promoting a shady gambling site selling “mystery boxes” filled with supposed prizes   —  Paul and Bryan “Ricegum” Le are among the popular children's entertainers promoting “mystery boxes” filled with supposed prizes the site says underage users are ineligible to win.
Jan 3, 2019, 7:00 PMIn context
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Former far right extremists recall how they were radicalized by YouTube as teenagers because of its algorithm that keeps surfacing extremist content   —  Former extremists say they were sucked in by propaganda as teenagers, thanks to an algorithm's dark side.
Dec 18, 2018, 12:35 AMIn context
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
After CNN, NBC, and Fox News remove a Trump-endorsed political ad for being racist, Facebook says it violates its ad guidelines and stops its paid distribution   —  The spot was too controversial for TV.  And, now, the biggest social media platform has pulled it too.
Nov 5, 2018, 1:00 PMIn context
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
How Instagram has become a refuge for far-right figures who have avoided being banned from the site, including Alex Jones   —  Instagram hosts accounts from prominent right-wingers who have already been banned from Twitter and Facebook.  —  Alt-right social network Gab shuttered itself …
Oct 30, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
The Daily Beast:
Amazon pitched its facial recognition surveillance tech to ICE and continued its dialogue with the US immigration agency in the midst of critical media coverage   —  Amazon employees are up in arms about possible collaborations with law enforcement.  That hasn't stopped Amazon reps from pitching ICE on its face-scanning tech.
Oct 24, 2018, 8:45 AMIn context
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
Despite ban on main accounts, a number of secondary Infowars accounts remain active on Twitter, promoting the same content   —  Alex Jones may have lost his main accounts, but he still has plenty to communicate with on Twitter.  —  Alex Jones and his InfoWars outlet were permanently banned …
Oct 19, 2018, 10:35 AMIn context
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Former NSA employee Nghia Hoang Pho sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for taking home classified files that were then allegedly stolen by Russian hackers   —  A mysterious hacker clan.  A controversial Russian cybersecurity specialist.  A top-secret developer with sticky fingers.
Sep 25, 2018, 6:10 PMIn context
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Cody Wilson, 3D printed gun advocate, charged with a second degree felony count of sexual assault of a child   —  The far-right figure allegedly met a teen on, where he told her he was a ‘big deal.’  —  The founder of a an alt-right crowdfunding site and a 3-D gun-printing company …
Sep 19, 2018, 1:17 PMIn context
Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
A look at Liker, a social networking site from the founder of Occupy Democrats Facebook page, which is now filled with inaccurate claims about Trump   —  The founder of Facebook's Occupy Democrats page has launched a new social-media front in the battle against President Trump.
Aug 30, 2018, 5:40 AMIn context
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / The Daily Beast:
A look at how China is compiling a global registry of Uighurs to better surveil those who live outside the country, including in the US   —  A major human rights crisis is unfolding in northwestern China, according to the United Nations, which said last week that there were credible reports …
Aug 14, 2018, 4:00 PMIn context

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