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Putin's trolls just used the Texas church massacre to sow more chaos

Mother Jones illustration<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>False information inundated social media after Sunday’s …

Federal government blocking social media users, deleting posts

Canadian government departments have quietly blocked nearly 22,000 Facebook and Twitter users, with Global Affairs Canada accounting for nearly …

Twitter Is Banned in China. Here's How Donald Trump Got Round the Problem

U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the “Great Firewall” of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare …

Tweeter in chief: A by-the-numbers look at @realDonaldTrump since he won the election

When Donald Trump was elected U.S. president on Nov. 8, 2016, pundits wondered if he would hand over his Twitter account to White House handlers to …

India first to partner with Facebook on disaster response

Rijiju<p>New Delhi, Nov 9 (PTI) India is the first country to partner with social networking site Facebook on disaster response, Union minister Kiren …

Ditch Twitter's annoying new character-count circle with this Chrome extension

The only constant is change ... unless you've got a handy Chrome extension fighting the tides of time, that is.<p>And thankfully for anybody who …

Here's Why Twitter Won't Suspend Donald Trump’s Account

President Donald Trump has threatened North Korea and others through Twitter — which may seem like a violation of Twitter’s terms of service.<p>But the …

Sen. Franken Says It's Time to Curb Power of Google, Facebook, Twitter

U.S. Senator Al Franken says it time to apply the principles of net neutrality to curb the information market power of Google, Facebook and Twitter.

Social Media

WikiLeaks shocks, BankBot strikes and Ethereum vanishes: The week in cybersecurity

The best cybersecurity stories of the week from the IBTimes UK tech team.<p>With the return of WikiLeaks and an unfortunate mistake that led to $280m …

Twitter games are the best use of the new 280 character limit

Some genius Twitter users are already using the expanded 280 character limit on Twitter in the best way: by playing games using emoji.<p>Bryan Menegus of <i>Gizmodo</i> and Jack Crosbie played what might be one of the first full games of chess entirely on Twitter (Menegus won with a checkmate). The grid and …

Kansas City Chiefs

How Is Twitter Affecting Our Mental Health?

People on Twitter like to joke about how spending so much time there has given us all brain damage. Being online, or worse, Very Online, can often …

Mental Health

Russian trolls pushed pro-Brexit spin on day of referendum

A network of Twitter accounts with ties to the Russian government-linked troll army that meddled in U.S. politics posted dozens of pro-Brexit messages on the day of the referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union in June 2016, a CNN analysis has found.<p>The tweets, which were …

Social Media

This Social Network Thinks It’s Solved The Internet’s Harassment Problem

With Huddle, two Tumblr vets have built an app for people to share mental health struggles. Could its thoughtful UX serve as a model for social media platforms grappling with how to police abusive behavior online?<p>Social networks are the worst thing about the internet right now. From Facebook to …

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey says he would have testified to Congress about Russia if he was invited. He was.

Lawmakers slammed him and other tech executives for failing to show up.<p>Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday he’s “absolutely” willing to come talk to the U.S. Congress as lawmakers continue to probe Russia’s efforts to spread disinformation on social media during the 2016 U.S. presidential …

Social Media

Pizzagate King Jack Posobiec Doxes Roy Moore’s Accuser on Twitter. Twitter Does Nothing.

Posobiec once livestreamed a random child’s birthday party to accuse the Clinton campaign of pedophilia. Now, he’s doxxing an alleged assault victim …

Internet

Sean Parker on what Facebook is doing 'to our children's brains'; says site was made to exploit human vulnerability

Sean Parker, 38, the founder of now-banned Napster and one of the early investors in Facebook, has sounded an alarm bell regarding the <b>addictive</b> …

Social Media

Will the 280-character era make Twitter unreadable? A plea to keep the service scannable.

It’s been a few days since Twitter upped its character limit to 280, eliminating a feature that has defined the service since its founding, and so …

Macron: Tweeting is 'not compatible' with being president

French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to take a swipe at President Trump’s Twitter habits, saying in a recent interview that tweeting is “not …

Social Media

If Facebook Actually Wants to Be Transparent, It Should Talk to Journalists

A Facebook executive has been complaining about negative press coverage, yet the company declines to engage with journalists.<p>About a year ago Facebook launched a new security and privacy feature for Facebook Messenger: end-to-end encrypted chats.<p>This was a big deal. Before it was implemented, all …

Social Media

As Japan’s serial killing case unfolds, people ask: Did killer find victims through Twitter?

After Aiko Tamura, a 23-year-old Tokyo resident, posted on Twitter her desire to commit suicide, her brother frantically began looking for clues to her whereabouts after she went missing Oct. 21.<p>His efforts triggered a police raid that uncovered a horrifying scene in a studio apartment in central …

Social Media

Alarming rise in social media sites encouraging anorexic sufferers to starve themselves

<b>By National Editor Allegra Stratton and Susannah Thraves</b><p>Forty to 60% of patients referred to a leading eating disorder therapist are having their …

Social Media

Here's the first evidence Russia used Twitter to influence Brexit

Russian interference in Brexit through targeted social media propaganda can be revealed for the first time. A cache of posts from 2016, seen by <i>WIRED</i>, …

Social Media

Just be more real: Backlash against social media

When a follower criticised an Instagram post by model Georgia Gibbs, posing with her best friend, she fired back.

Social Media

Twitter Suspends Verification Following Backlash Over Right-Winger Getting Blue Tick; Here Are Examples Of Twitter’s Left Wing Bias

Snapshot<p>Twitter recently suspended its account verification process after it received flak for giving the blue tick to a right-wing …

Social Media

Facebook Won't Change Its “Real Name” Policy but Will Offer a Workaround

For nearly a decade,marginalized individuals—from transgender people to victims of abuse—have begged Facebook to change its “real name” policy. Over …

The Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas

Looking for blog post ideas? You’ve come to the right place.<p>You’ve found the <i>Ultimate List of Blog Post Ideas, 2nd Edition</i>.<p><i>NOTE: Don’t miss the “Blog</i> …

JavaScript & JQuery: A More Beautiful Way to Learn Web Development

These days, there’s no shortage of online resources for teaching yourself to code, but there’s also nothing like reading a good instruction book from …

June smart oven wants to take your cooking to the next level

If you’ve had trouble perfecting quiche florentine, or simply burn your microwave popcorn, the June Intelligent Oven has got you covered. This oven …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Google Cardboard Is Virtual Reality On A Budget

A smartphone, a corrugated box, and an immersive experience<p>Instead of building a headset from scratch, Google created Cardboard, a complete virtual reality (VR) experience made from $25 worth of parts (a corrugated box, plastic lenses, rubber bands, glue, and magnets). A smartphone fits into the …

Virtual Reality