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The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate
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This week the New York Times published a five-years-later retrospective on Gamergate and its aftereffects, which is chilling and illuminating, and you should go read it. It makes an excellent case — several excellent written cases, actually — that “everything is Gamergate,” that it and its hate-screeching online mobs were the prototype for all the […]

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White House meets with social media giants on predicting mass shootings     – CNET
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It was a “productive discussion” on combating hateful and violent content online, says lobbying group the Internet Association.

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Trump wants social media to detect mass shooters     – CNET
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Obama, meanwhile, calls for tougher gun laws and says internet platforms need to reduce the influence of hate groups.

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Social Media, Crafters, Gamers and the Online Censorship Debate
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Ravelry, an online knitting community that has more than 8 million members, last month announced that it would ban forum posts, projects, patterns and even profiles from users who supported the Trump administration. “We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy,” the administrators posted on […]

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Videos doctored to make Pelosi appear drunk spread across social media     – CNET
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The speaker of the house appears to slur her words in a speech about Donald Trump.

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White House Launches Tool To Report Political Bias On Social Media Sites
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On Wednesday, the White House launched a new tool for people to use if they feel they’ve been wrongly censored, banned, or suspended on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. “No matter your views, if you suspect political bias caused such an action to be taken against you, share your story with President Trump,” […]

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Google opens Android Automotive OS to Spotify, other media app developers
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Google is opening its Android Automotive operating system up to third-party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, starting with the Polestar 2, an all-electric vehicle developed by Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand. Google announced Wednesday that media app developers will be able to create new entertainment experiences for Android […]

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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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