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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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How to delete your Facebook account so the social network stops tracking your data     – CNET
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CNET discovered that simply deactivating your account doesn’t go far enough.

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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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“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging
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Enlarge / No spoilers, but with the departure of a certain high profile fantasy writer, LiveJournal seems to have been left like Jon Snow here. Last April, famed writer and hero-murderer George R.R. Martin announced that he was hoisting his ancient blog from his moldering LiveJournal onto his personal website. For casual Game of Thrones […]

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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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Fortnite Was 2018's Most Important Social Network
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Epic Games managed to produce a hit, sure, but the genius of it is how it’s rewritten the idea of what hanging out online can be. Fortnite is a game, but it’s also a global living room for millions of people, and a kind of codex for where culture […]

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The year social networks were no longer social
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The term “social network” has become a meaningless association of words. Pair those two words and it becomes a tech category, the equivalent of a single term to define a group of products. But are social networks even social anymore? If you have a feeling of tech fatigue when you open the Facebook app, you’re […]

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