Technology and Social Media

Reality Winner sentenced to 63 months for leaking classified report     – CNET
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It’s reportedly the longest sentence imposed for a federal crime that involves leaking to the media.

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Twitter suspends Infowars host Alex Jones' ability to tweet     – CNET
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Twitter finally follows the lead of every other social media platform.

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Facebook: We make life hard for trolls who try to influence you     – CNET
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Nathaniel Gleicher, the social network’s head of cybersecurity policy, spoke with CNET about the challenges of stopping the coordinated efforts to influence US politics.

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Why Star Wars director J.J. Abrams joining Twitter is extremely brave     – CNET
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Commentary: The director has sent his first tweet. Now that he’s getting active on social media, will he have to deal with the wrath of angry fans?

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GamerGate’s subreddit temporarily shuts down because toxicity
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GamerGate was a huge deal, mostly because the internet becomes incredibly volatile at perceived slights against white men. But, it turns out, that even the founder of one of the movement's most potent social channels has had enough. Business Insider…

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Facebook, Twitter are designed to act like 'behavioural cocaine'     – CNET
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Silicon Valley insiders tell the BBC about social media’s deliberate addictive qualities.

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Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five
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Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about Glenn Burke, a Major League Baseball player who's…

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Facebook's F8 gives Zuckerberg another chance to move beyond Cambridge Analytica     – CNET
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The social network is holding its annual developer confab just weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Can CEO Mark Zuckerberg calm people’s nerves?

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Facebook now tells you exactly why it takes down posts     – CNET
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The social network is also expanding its appeals process around objectionable posts — as Facebook tries to purge toxic content.

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