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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
President Trump used tweets on Russian ad spending from Facebook ads VP Rob Goldman to call reporters covering election interference the “Fake News Media”   —  President Trump approvingly passed along comments from Facebook ads Vice President Rob Goldman on Saturday …
Feb 17, 2018, 4:40 PMIn context
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it needs a scalable policy on authenticity of content after journalist suffers harassment due to viral screenshots of fake tweets from her account   —  In the wake of the Florida high school shooting Wednesday, Twitter users began spreading doctored tweets targeting Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris.
Feb 17, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Venessa Wong / BuzzFeed:
A look at the delivery partnership between McDonald's and Uber Eats, which as of today has expanded to 5K restaurants in the US and nearly 7K worldwide   —  This is a story of unexpected love.  Some couples seem fated to end up together.  Then there are unions rooted in circumstance …
Feb 16, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Gaming Facebook's new algorithm, which lifts friends' content with many comments, led to horrid video sitting atop friends' News Feed for 12 days   —  Last Saturday — 12 days ago now — I shared a cringeworthy video on Facebook: a 6-minute clip of a twentysomething white woman showing off her small …
Feb 15, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter begins streaming local news broadcasts next to timeline amid major news events, displaying Miami's WSVN 7 coverage of high school shooting on Wednesday   —  Twitter is starting to show live, local news broadcasts in a live streaming window next to its timeline during major breaking news events.
Feb 14, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Technologist who predicted “fake news”, Aviv Ovadya, and other experts warn new AI-powered tools to manipulate perception could erode people's trust in reality   —  In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm.
Feb 11, 2018, 10:20 PMIn context
BuzzFeed:
How scammers impersonating Twitter celebrities con people via fake giveaways, asking for small bitcoin, ether amounts, promising to send back several times more   —  And they're using automated networks of bot accounts to do it.  —  What do @Eilon_Musk, @ElonMuski, @EloonMusk, @Elonn_Musk, and @Alon_Musk have in common?
Feb 11, 2018, 1:20 PMIn context
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Russian trolls posed as black activists on Tumblr and generated hundreds of thousands of interactions with anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Bernie Sanders content   —  Tumblrs run by Russian trolls generated hundreds of thousands of interactions with anti-Hillary Clinton, pro-Bernie Sanders content.
Feb 7, 2018, 1:10 AMIn context
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Users in India shed light on the dynamics of family WhatsApp groups, which have become an integral extension of the families themselves   —  A still from Hum Aapke Hain Koun, a high-grossing 1994 Bollywood film that tells the story of large Indian joint families grappling with their values.
Feb 3, 2018, 6:05 AMIn context
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter now says 1.4M+ US users interacted with tweets from Russia-linked accounts during 2016 election, up from 670K previously announced, has notified them   —  Twitter on Wednesday said it notified 1.4 million people in the US that they engaged with Kremlin-linked troll accounts during the 2016 US election.
Jan 31, 2018, 4:12 PMIn context

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