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Court says politicians can't block people on social media
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A federal court in Virginia just handed down a verdict that could affect a lawsuit against the president for blocking users on Twitter. US District Judge James Cacheris has ruled that Phyllis Randall, chairwoman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervi…

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A social app that took viewers to shows, presidential debates is ending     – CNET
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There will be one less venue for hanging out with friends in virtual reality.

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Trent Reznor ponders social media, tech execs as rock stars     – CNET
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Commentary: The Nine Inch Nails frontman and Apple Music heavy weighs in on music stars with vast social media presences.

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The Lemonade insurance social experiment results in $53K donation in year one
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 Lemonade has raised $60 million to date with the thesis that insurance companies can cut costs and automate more of their processes if they can somehow incentivize users to act less selfishly and commit less fraud. Traditionally insurance companies take the spread between premiums and claims as profit, but Lemonade aims to donate unclaimed premiums […]

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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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While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness
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The president’s travels abroad are giving the internet a lot to work with lately. The post While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness appeared first on WIRED.

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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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