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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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Depop, a social app targeting millennial and Gen Z shoppers, bags $62M, passes 13M users
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The rising popularity of omni-channel commerce — selling to customers wherever they happen to be spending time online — has spawned an army of shopping tools and platforms that are giving legacy retail websites and marketplaces a run for their money. Now, one of the faster growing of these is announcing an impressive round of […]

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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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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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