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BuzzFeed News:
Ethereum cofounder Gavin Wood wrote a blog post in 2013 in which he described having sex with an 11- or 12-year-old girl dying of AIDS; Wood says it was fiction   —  Cryptocurrency entrepreneur Gavin Wood wrote — and then deleted — a post about having sex with a preteen girl who was dying of AIDS.
Sep 19, 2018, 5:10 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
How WhatsApp's popularity in India has fundamentally changed communication norms, exacerbating misinformation sharing, as many only get news through the app   —  In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp.  Then they beat five strangers to death.
Sep 9, 2018, 11:20 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
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Twitter has put the Infowars Twitter account in read-only mode for seven days shortly after doing the same for Alex Jones' Twitter account   —  Twitter on Wednesday moved to limit the Infowars account after finding that a video it had posted violated its terms of service.
Aug 15, 2018, 5:05 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter suspends several accounts associated with the right-wing group Proud Boys and founder Gavin McInnes for violating policy on violent extremist groups   —  Twitter suspended several accounts associated with the Proud Boys, a right-wing group present at last year's Unite the Right rally …
Aug 10, 2018, 7:30 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Apple says Infowars podcast violated company's hate speech guidelines but implies its app doesn't violate App Store guidelines   —  Apple will continue to allow the Infowars mobile application in its App Store, the company confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Wednesday, just days …
Aug 8, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Source: Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey to testify before Senate Intelligence Committee in September; Sundar Pichai has not yet responded to committee's invite   —  Internet executives are expected once again to face a grilling by lawmakers about foreign interference on their platforms …
Jul 25, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook CSO Alex Stamos told peers in memo about his departure to “intentionally not collect data where possible” and be willing to pick sides on moral issues   —  In March, days after confirming his plans to leave the company, Facebook's highest-ranking security official implored …
Jul 24, 2018, 5:00 PMIn context
BuzzFeed News:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg called Trump to congratulate him after his election victory; Facebook has privately praised Trump campaign's use of its platform   —  In the days following Donald Trump's election victory over Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed a secret …
Jul 19, 2018, 4:13 PMIn context
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
In interview Kogan admits he broke Facebook's ToS but his app was within norms, says he worked on 10+ papers with Pete Fleming, now Instagram's head of research   —  Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University academic whose app has set off the firestorm about online user data, says he's considering suing Facebook.
Apr 22, 2018, 8:02 PMIn context

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