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Avengers: Endgame social media reactions: 'Greatest superhero movie ever'     – CNET
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Critics and fans are as in love with this movie as Captain America is with Peggy Carter.

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Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions
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The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the […]

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Politicians call for crackdown on social media 'toxic swamp' after mosque shooting     – CNET
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Australia’s top politicians say tech companies are not doing enough to stop extremist content, with one saying Facebook has “gone missing” on hate speech.

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Taylor Swift doles out sage social media advice in essay for Elle     – CNET
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Can you believe someone on the internet once told Taylor Swift she looked like “a weasel that got hit by a truck and stitched back together by a drunk taxidermist?” Rude.

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch star the latest celeb to take social media break     – CNET
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Will Poulter, Millie Bobby Brown, Wil Wheaton and more. Here are celebs who’ve cited mental health issues, racism, sexism and fan drama as reasons to say¬†sayonara to social media.

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Dealmaster: Take 22% off an Nvidia Shield TV 4K media streamer
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Enlarge (credit: TechBargains) Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Nvidia’s Shield TV, which is currently down to $140. That’s a $40 discount, tied for the lowest price we’ve seen for the 4K media streamer. The Shield TV […]

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Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and depression in new experiment
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The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been done by researchers to directly measure the effect; surveys and correlative studies are at best suggestive. A new experimental study out of Penn State, however, directly links more social media use to […]

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Huawei phones 'blacklisted' by VLC media player     – CNET
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The phone maker cut off background apps other than its own, and now it’s offering a solution.

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Egypt's New Law Targets Social Media, Journalists For 'Fake News'
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Egypt’s parliament passed a law Monday giving the state powers to block social media users and penalize journalists for publishing fake news. “Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media outlets, which makes them subject […]

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