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MySpace Loses Everyone’s Embarrassing Old Photos

MySpace, the ancient social network that was about music and bands instead of social radicalisation and death threats, claims to have "accidentally" deleted a vast chunk of legacy content. In short, you can stop worrying that perhaps you need to go back there and remove the fan art of the Stereophonics that the younger you may have drawn and uploaded. Read More >>

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“Do More” About Terrorists, Home Secretary Vaguely Tells Social Media Platforms

The horrendous massacre in Christchurch has prompted Sajid Javid to make the traditional vague politician's plea to tech companies to sort it out somehow. Read More >>

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Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours

Facebook said on Saturday night that within 24 hours of a horrific attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others on March 15, it had blocked 1.5 million attempts to share a video of the attack live-streamed on Facebook by the shooter. Over 1.2 million of those attempts were blocked at upload. Read More >>

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Trump Now Just Accusing Google of Aiding the Chinese Military, or Whatever

In yet another example of some morsel of news carrion being dragged all the way up to the top of the White House before being partially digested and regurgitated onto a bunch of Twitter eggs, Donald Trump accused tech giant Google of aiding the Chinese military (as well as “Crooked Hillary Clinton”) on Saturday. Read More >>

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Big Tech’s Favourite Excuse for Letting Hate Go Viral Is a Great Argument Against Big Tech

Every horrifying moment amplified by social media follows the same basic script, and Friday’s livestreamed deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand, which left at least 49 people dead and dozens injured, hits all the usual plot points of hate going viral online. Read More >>

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Alleged North Korean Front Company Still Using the Same Brand Name on Social Media, Apparently

A company that the United Nations has said is a front for North Korean intelligence agencies, Global Communications Co. (Glocom), has continued its efforts to advertise sanctions-violating military hardware on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, Motherboard reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

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Twitter Made an In-App Camera to Compete with Snapchat and Instagram

Apparently Twitter thinks it's in competition with Instagram and Snapchat, because it's made its own in-app camera feature just like they have. Read More >>

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Report: Man Arrested for Threatening Google Didn’t Know His Wife Deleted His YouTube Account

A YouTuber arrested on Sunday by Mountain View, California police for suspicion of threatening Google drove all the way from Waterville, Maine – a cross-country 3,000 mile trip – to confront staff for allegedly terminating his account on Google subsidiary YouTube – unaware that it was actually his spouse who deleted it, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday. Read More >>

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TikTok Users Are Trying to Prove They Can Spin Smoother Than a Microwave

We understand what's trending on TikTok about as well as anyone else in their thirties, which is to say not at all. But we're here to tell you about the newest happenings in social and the web, so please enjoy our Dad-At-The-Disco roundup of the short video platform's viral Microwave Challenge. Read More >>

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Facebook May Have Built Mark Zuckerberg an Escape Tunnel Nicknamed the ‘Panic Chute’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg—who used to be concerned about maintaining a low public profile until mounting scandals forced him into the limelight last year—understandably has a rather hefty security detail. As the CEO of a company with billions of users across the globe, a fair number of whom are presumably are less than fond of him, he reportedly has a $10 million (£7.7 million) annual security budget that includes armed guards, elaborate security systems, home panic rooms, and more. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Suing Four Chinese Companies for Allegedly Selling Fake Accounts

Facebook is suing four companies and three individuals based in China it alleges have been creating and “promoting the sale of fake accounts, likes and followers” on Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, as well as other social media sites, the company announced on Friday. In addition to the alleged efforts to create fraudulent accounts, Facebook said the companies infringed on its trademarks and engaged in domain squatting. Read More >>

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Honestly, Momo Scares the Hell Out of Me

Last night I woke up at 3:00 a.m. heaving and sweating. A bug-eyed, banged and beaked entity was haunting my mind’s eye. Online, she’s just known as Momo. Read More >>

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Twitter is ‘Experimenting’ With a Hide Tweet Feature to Help Make the Site Less Awful

Twitter’s quest to fix its platform continues, this time with an experimental replies moderation feature. The “Hide Tweet” feature will be a public experiment, but it’s not clear yet who will have access to it. Read More >>

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TikTok Will Allow You to Filter Out Comments by Keyword

Keeping users safe, happy and un-harassed is a big focus on all the social networks, and uber-trendy TikTok is stealing a march on the incumbents by introducing the ability to filter out comments by keyword. Read More >>

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Facebook’s Patreon Clone Wants to Pocket Up to Six Times As Much of the Revenue As Patreon

Facebook is gunning for creator-subscription service Patreon’s business – but on much less generous terms. Read More >>