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US charges Russian social media trolls over election tampering     – CNET
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Special counsel Robert Mueller indicts 13 Russian nationals and the Internet Research Agency for a campaign of fake news and trolling during the 2016 election.

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Awkward! Why social media creates such cringeworthy moments     – CNET
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Ugh, is that really how my voice sounds? Melissa Dahl, author of “Cringeworthy,” has a theory about why we all feel so derpy.

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Trolls converge on British politician's custom social network     – CNET
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Is Matt Hancock, UK secretary of state for digital, the next Mark Zuckerberg? Not exactly, but he’ll find out how tricky it is to keep a social network under control.

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Women’s March embraces collaborative social app Crunchet
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 Today’s nationwide Women’s March attendees will advocate for voter registration through every conceivable social network, so one of its planning organizations has allied with a new app that lets you combine posts from across apps. Crunchet will help the Women’s March Alliance and Chicago march create collages of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Spotify, and… […]

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Tim Cook: I keep my tween nephew away from social networks     – CNET
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Commentary: Speaking to students in the UK, the Apple CEO also says learning coding is more important than learning a foreign language.

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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media
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 David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Read More

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Canada will track suicide risk through social media with AI
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The Canadian government is partnering with AI firm Advanced Symbolics to try to predict rises in regional suicide risk by monitoring social media posts. Advanced Symbolics will analyze posts from 160,000 social media accounts and will look for suicid…

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Obama urges leaders not to use social media to create divisiveness     – CNET
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Former US president warns about the dangers of government heads using social media during a wide-ranging BBC interview with Britain’s Prince Harry.

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Social Media or Social Disease?
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Is social media evolving into an antisocial medium? Days after one of its former execs argued that the answer is yes, Facebook published a post addressing the issue. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” Chamath Palihapitiya, who once served as vice president for growth […]

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