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Facebook’s Latest Solution to Fake News? More Machines, Baby

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it is going to use “updated machine learning” algorithms in order to better spot and counter misinformation on its platform. The company says it will use its existing third-party fact checkers to review stories that the new algorithm flags, and their reports may be shown below flagged stories in a section called Related Articles. Read More >>

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Bad Star Wars Tweets, Ranked

Here are some tweets, ranked bad to most bad: Read More >>

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A Closer Look at Donald Trump’s Magic Coke Delivery Button

It’s been 99 days since reality TV star Donald Trump was sworn in as president, and he’s really shaken things up in Washington. So far, with Republican control of Congress, he’s repealed Obamaca—ah, shit, never mind. Well, he did pass that comprehensive tax reform he promised. Oh, wait, I guess he didn’t do that either. One thing Trump has definitely done, though, is set up a magic button in the Oval Office that summons a butler carrying a refreshing, ice-cold Coca-Cola. Read More >>

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Never Forget When Mark Zuckerberg Tried to Bury the Fake News Scandal

The New York Times Magazine has an interesting story out today about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, fake news, and Facebook’s role as the world’s most prominent information distributor. It’s all part of Facebook’s ongoing public relations freak out surrounding the prevalence of fake news and hoaxes spread on the platform. The company is trying to fix the problem now, but it sure is funny to see Zuck constantly rolled out to do a series of interviews on something he brushed off as a “crazy idea” just a few months ago. Read More >>

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Leaked Document Details Apple Employee Injuries, Hints At Secretive New Products

An incident report compiled by an Environment Health and Safety contractor working for Apple mistakenly sent to hundreds of Apple employees and leaked to Gizmodo includes tantalising clues about some of the new products the notoriously secretive tech company may be cooking up. The report includes over 70 different incidents. Read More >>

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Facebook’s New VR Experience Looks Like Hell on Earth

At its annual developer conference in San Jose today, Facebook unveiled some of its latest tech projects, assuring investors that it’s catching up to competitors like Snapchat. Mark Zuckerberg himself took the stage to make painful jokes about Fast and Furious and opine on how Facebook wants to dominate what he sees as the next major platform: augmented reality. Being able to have animated sharks swimming around your cereal bowl is apparently the future of tech — according to Zuck, at least. Read More >>

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Trump Administration Backs Down From Order to Unmask ‘Rogue’ Twitter Critic

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CPB) has now withdrawn its outrageous and unconstitutional order demanding Twitter give up user data on an account frequently critical of the Trump administration. Read More >>

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These Cheetah Babies Are Trying to Chirp

A lot of the stuff you’ll see online right now is pretty depressing, possibly concerning how the world is falling apart or like how we could randomly go to war at any second. But you know what isn’t depressing? This video of cheetah cubs doing their very best to let out some little roars – or 'chirps', as adult cheetahs do. Read More >>

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Twitter Addresses Nazi Egg Problem by Making Nazis Look Like Something Else

On Friday, Twitter unveiled a new default profile pic for users, swapping out the site’s ubiquitous egg avatars for a human-like blob. According to the company, the move was made to encourage “people to express themselves” after noticing “an association between the default egg profile photo and negative behaviour.” Read More >>

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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Out at Facebook: Report

Where in the world is Palmer Luckey? Well, he’s not at Facebook. Read More >>

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Twitter Just Ruined Twitter

Twitter was already really bad, but the brain trust over on Market Street just figured out how to make it worse. In the olden days (yesterday), when you included someone’s username in your tweet, it deducted from your 140 character limit. Now, for some inexplicable reason, it doesn’t. Which means you can tag a seemingly infinite number of people in a thread. Read More >>

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Google Top Stories Serves Breitbart Bullshit on Climate Science

Coral reef experts and climate scientists agree that due to rising temperatures, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is pretty much fucked. But when you search Google for “Great Barrier Reef,” that’s not all that you’ll find. Instead, at the very top of the page in the Top Stories module, you’ll see a Breitbart article dismissing the damage done to the famed coral reef that sounds like it was written by a student who hasn’t slept in 72 hours. Read More >>

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FBI Head Says He Has ‘No Information’ to Support Trump’s Bullshit Wiretapping Claim

Appearing before the House Select Committee on Intelligence today, FBI director James Comey couldn’t offer a shred of evidence to support Donald Trump’s outlandish and totally unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. Read More >>

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Twitter User Accused of Sending Journalist Seizure-Inducing GIF: ‘Let’s See If He Dies’

Friday evening, disturbing new details emerged in the case of a Maryland man accused of sending a seizure-inducing GIF to Newsweek journalist Kurt Eichenwald, including private Twitter messages where the suspect allegedly wrote “I hope this sends him into a seizure” and “let’s see if he dies.” Read More >>