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Revcontent is trying to get rid of misinformation with help from the Poynter Institute
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CEO John Lemp recently said that thanks to a new policy, publishers in Revcontent‘s content recommendation network “won’t ever make a cent” on false and misleading stories — at least, not from the network. To achieve this, the company is relying on fact-checking provided by the Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network. If any two independent […]

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Women Die More From Heart Attacks Than Men — Unless the ER Doc Is Female
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Women who suffer from heart attacks may be at a higher risk of death in the emergency room if they see a male physician rather than a female one, a new study suggests. The study doesn’t jump to conclusions, but doctors and cardiologists have a few theories. There could be a systematic bias where male […]

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Op-ed: Alex Jones is a crackpot—but banning him from Facebook might be a bad idea
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Enlarge / Alex Jones (credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images) Facebook and YouTube both have strict rules against posting content that is hateful, pornographic, or violates someone’s privacy. But what if someone posts content that is just egregiously false? Right now, neither Facebook nor YouTube have rules banning this kind of content. And critics say that’s a […]

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Overwatch League adds teams from Atlanta and Guangzhou for season 2     – CNET
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Blizzard’s esports league expands with two new teams — and there may be more on the way.

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EA issues apology after removing Kaepernick’s name from song in Madden 19 [Updated]
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Enlarge (credit: EA Sports) Update, 8:20pm ET: EA issued an apology on Thursday after rapper Big Sean accused the game maker of censoring his song in new video game Madden NFL 19. The game maker took full responsibility for the song’s edit and issued a statement to Ars Technica on Thursday: We made an unfortunate mistake […]

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US Military Told To Move From 'Expendable' To 'Reusable' Rockets
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schwit1 shares a report from Ars Technica: The conference report from the U.S. House and Senate calls for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program of the Department of Defense, commonly known as the EELV program, to be named the “National Security Space Launch program” as of March 1, 2019. No longer will the military rely […]

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Zuckerberg 'Sold More Stock Than Usual', Faces Lawsuit From Angry Investors
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“Facebook executives said on Wednesday its profit margins would plummet for several years due to the cost of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in its top advertising markets,” reports Reuters, adding that the news “wiped over $120 billion off the company’s share price.” One millennial options trader lost $180,000 overnight. And meanwhile CNBC reports […]

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CNET UK podcast 541: What to expect from the Note 9 and ghost-hunting tech     – CNET
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We see what we can expect from Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 9, Rich takes us through the best of Comic-Con and Andy delves deep into tech for finding ghosts.

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Leaked benchmarks show Intel is dropping hyperthreading from i7 chips
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Enlarge / An 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. (credit: Mark Walton) While Intel’s naming scheme for its processors is often best described as “obtuse,” there have been some patterns that the company seemed to follow. For desktop processors, the i7 branding denotes chips with hyperthreading enabled, running two threads on each core. i5-branded parts had […]

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