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Information overload makes social media a swamp of fake news
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Enlarge / Sorry, I’m not home right now. (credit: flickr user: Rosmarie Voegtli) Once upon a time, it wasn’t crazy to think that social media would allow great ideas and high-quality information to float to the top while the dross would be drowned in the noise. After all, when you share something, you presumably do so […]

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Social media giants step up fight against terrorist content     – CNET
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft launch a joint forum to beef up efforts to remove extremist content from their sites.

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'Flawless': 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earning social media raves     – CNET
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With great power comes great reviews: Lucky folks who received an early peek at the film are praising it as one of Spidey’s best.

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BrideClick acquires Mode Media
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 The Mode Media story refuses to end — following its abrupt shut down last year, the company’s assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode previously operated lifestyle sites including Glam and Foodie, plus a larger ad network that it said reached 144 million unique visitors each month. The financial terms of the […]

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Meet Binky, the anti-social media simulator
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 Something happened to social media recently. I don’t know exactly when things changed, but almost overnight, randomly scrolling through feeds became a lot less enjoyable. Flame-wars, bad news, fake news, worse news and anxiety-fueling comment sections meant that social media is no longer the escapism it once was. Along comes Binky counter all of that, creating […]

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Social media exposes naked man posing on top of dead shark     – CNET
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Commentary: A photo of a man and a shark goes viral. Speculation begins as to who the man is. Suspicion falls on a famous name.

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Report: Facebook TV Coming as Early as June, It's Still Not a Media Company
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Facebook, which is definitely not a media company, is reportedly planning to launch around two dozen original “TV-like” programs in mid-June. Are you ready to catch the opening credits in your newsfeed, stop what you’re doing, and watch some prestige television? Read more…

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The State Department Wants 5 Years of Social Media Handles From Refugees Before Entry
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On Thursday, the Department of State issued a notice to the Federal Register, soliciting public comments on a new procedure for vetting immigrants and asylum-seekers applying for US visas. If approved, applicants will be asked for their past five years of social media handles and could be denied entry if they refuse.… Read more…

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Snapchat reportedly inks big media deals for new TV shows     – CNET
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Snap has its sights on the horizon for mobile television, and networks want in on this.

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