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More than 10 million people saw the political ads Russia bought on Facebook last year

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Remember when Facebook was so quick to dismiss the reports saying fake news spreading on the social network may have played a crucial role in last year’s presidential election? Well, Facebook no longer thinks that, and the more details it reveals, the clearer it becomes Facebook was a major political tool during and after the election.

The latest news coming from Mark Zuckerberg’s giant social empire is that no less than 10 million people in the US saw political ads on Facebook paid for with Russian money.

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Chris Smith

October 3rd

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The brilliance of Amazon’s Echo sh*tshow

 Whether you call it fragmentation or flexibility, there are now seven Amazon Echo devices from which to choose. Today Amazon launched a slew of new smart home devices, so there’s one for every conceivable use case. That leaves competitor Google Home looking like a one-size-fits-none solution. Read More

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Josh Constine

September 27th

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How to post 280-character tweets right now

280 Characters Twitter

If you're an active Twitter user, there's a good chance that you've heard the news by now. We'll bring you up to speed just in case: Twitter has begun to roll out an increased character limit for tweets to some users. More specifically, Twitter has doubled its 140-character per tweet limit to 280 for some users. There has been a tremendous amount of early backlash on Twitter from users who are furious at the change. Of course, there's a tremendous amount of backlash from furious users anytime Twitter changes anything. It's inevitable. Also inevitable is the fact that once the change is fully rolled out, everyone will forget that there was ever a 140-character limit.

Despite the early rage, people are also very eager to try out the new change. After all, people on Twitter always have a ton of very important things to say. It will be a while before Twitter rolls out the new increased limit to everyone, but we have some good news: You don't have to wait another minute to up your character count to 280 thanks to the simple have we found.

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Zach Epstein

September 27th

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Facebook just confirmed it made money from Russia-based political ads

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It’s no secret that Russia interfered in the US presidential election last year. Trump may not be convinced, but every spy agency has confirmed that Russia used various weapons to try to meddle with the election process, including spreading fake news on social networks to sway voters in a certain direction.

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that Russian operations may have targeted the US presidential election with ads purchased on its social network.

It also indirectly confirmed that it made money from this particular endeavor and that it used to allow just about anyone to buy any kind of ad on its network.

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Chris Smith

September 7th

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Facebook reportedly axes internal ‘conservative-leaning’ chatroom which turned racist, sexist

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Facebook was walking on incredibly thin ice late last year after allegations that the company's poor efforts to police fake news stories helped influence the US presidential election. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook is taking a hard line against anything resembling racist or sexist banter — at least when it comes to its employees.

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Mike Wehner

August 17th

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Facebook reportedly axes internal ‘conservative-leaning’ chatroom which turned racist, sexist

fb anon

Facebook was walking on incredibly thin ice late last year after allegations that the company's poor efforts to police fake news stories helped influence the US presidential election. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that Facebook is taking a hard line against anything resembling racist or sexist banter — at least when it comes to its employees.

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Mike Wehner

August 17th

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Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

 Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s fortunes on smartphones. But after starting with basic and mid-tier phones, it’s finally outted a flagship Android handset. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

August 17th

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Mobile

Apple finally ready to Instagram, but only to share your iPhone pics

Official Apple Instagram Account

Instagram users who also happen to be die-hard Apple fans can now follow their favorite company on the social network. But don’t expect to see too many pictures from Cupertino that might reveal surprising Apple secrets. Instead, the official @Apple Instagram account will only post photos and videos that others have captured with their iPhones.

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Chris Smith

August 8th

Apple

Apple finally ready to Instagram, but only to share your iPhone pics

Official Apple Instagram Account

Instagram users who also happen to be die-hard Apple fans can now follow their favorite company on the social network. But don’t expect to see too many pictures from Cupertino that might reveal surprising Apple secrets. Instead, the official @Apple Instagram account will only post photos and videos that others have captured with their iPhones.

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Chris Smith

August 8th

Apple

Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone

 Gizmo maker Apple just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn’t your average corporate account as the company doesn’t want to showcase its own product ad nauseam. Instead, Apple is going to share photos shot with an iPhone. In many ways, this Instagram account feels like the natural extension of the “Shot on iPhone” billboard ad campaign.… Read More

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Romain Dillet

August 7th

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