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Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount
The New York Times • Liam Stack
Is Facebook replaceable? Tech investor launches bid to 'start the process'
The Guardian • Olivia Solon
First lady Melania Trump greets the Macrons with a hat during state visit
Chicago Tribune • Associated Press
Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages
Washington Post • Elizabeth Dwoskin
A Video Game ‘Loot Box’ Offers Coveted Rewards, but Is It Gambling?
The New York Times • Jason M. Bailey
Vicente Fox: Trump has killed the American Dream
The Hill • Jacqueline Thomsen
Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over 'deceptive' privacy standards
The Guardian • Matthew Weaver
A step-by-step guide to how Kanye West became a hero of the pro-Trump Internet
Chicago Tribune • Abby Ohlheiser
Jake's Pub under fire after accusations of racist remarks, threats online
Chicago Tribune • Grace Wong
Facebook in 'PR crisis mode' over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The Guardian • Alex Hern, Jim Waterson
 
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Digital Media, Finance
Joy Reid Blames Hackers for Anti-Gay Blog Posts, but Questions Mount
The New York TimesLiam Stack
Image Back in December, after a series of homophobic posts on her defunct, decade-old blog resurfaced on social media, the MSNBC host Joy Reid apologized for them. But this week, when Ms. Reid was confronted with a new batch of homophobic writings...
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Social Media Industry, Technology Industry
Is Facebook replaceable? Tech investor launches bid to 'start the process'
The GuardianOlivia Solon
Can Facebook be replaced? The prominent Silicon Valley investor Jason Calacanis, who was an early investor in several high-profile tech companies including Uber certainly hopes so. He has launched a competition to find a “social network that is actually good for society”....
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Education, Politics & Policy
First lady Melania Trump greets the Macrons with a hat during state visit
Chicago TribuneAssociated Press
(Carolyn Kaster / AP) Melania, or more specifically Melania's hat, what were you saying? The media and the Twitterverse had a big time Tuesday with the first lady's I-spy chapeau, a wide-brim number designed by Herve Pierre that would have been perfect...
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Finance, Social Media Industry
Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages
Washington PostElizabeth Dwoskin
The social network is opening up about its decision-making over which posts it decides to take down — and why.
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Finance, Gambling Industry
A Video Game ‘Loot Box’ Offers Coveted Rewards, but Is It Gambling?
The New York TimesJason M. Bailey
In the 1980s, arcade games chugged quarters as players tried to reach new levels. Today, many video games let players at home spend a dollar — or much more — to open digital “loot boxes” that offer features like new character outfits...
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Politics & Policy, Social Media Industry
Vicente Fox: Trump has killed the American Dream
The HillJacqueline Thomsen
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox slammed President Trump in a new op-ed Monday, claiming that Trump has killed the American Dream. “It has been more than a year since Donald Trump was elected, and since then he has tweeted more policies and...
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Facebook Inc, Social Media Industry
Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over 'deceptive' privacy standards
The GuardianMatthew Weaver
A Cambridge University ethics panel rejected research by the academic at the centre of the Facebook data harvesting scandal over the social network’s “deceptive” approach to its users privacy, newly released documents reveal. A 2015 proposal by Aleksandr Kogan, a member of...
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Education, Politics & Policy
A step-by-step guide to how Kanye West became a hero of the pro-Trump Internet
Chicago TribuneAbby Ohlheiser
Rapper Kanye West returned to Twitter last week, announcing that he was writing a philosophy book and that we were all already reading that book, because the book was just his tweets. But one Saturday morning tweet was a bit different, because...
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Education, Facebook Inc
Jake's Pub under fire after accusations of racist remarks, threats online
Chicago TribuneGrace Wong
Jake’s Pub is under fire after racist comments were made on Facebook by people connected to the bar. As of this writing, the incident has sparked 508 1-star Facebook reviews, 55 1-star Yelp reviews, a Reddit thread with hundreds of comments and...
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Facebook Inc, Media & Advertising
Facebook in 'PR crisis mode' over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The GuardianAlex Hern, Jim Waterson
Facebook’s claims to be outraged over the Cambridge Analytica scandal were simply hollow words in “PR crisis mode”, the academic at the centre of the dispute has told parliament. Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge University researcher whose Facebook app, GSR, extracted data of...
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