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Today β€” October 20th 2018Your RSS feeds

The Issues That Russian Operatives Used to Divide Americans, in Their Own Words

By SHARON LaFRANIERE

A criminal complaint offered a rare view into how Russian operatives tried to disrupt the American political process, including the midterm elections.

Hey, Facebook, Don’t Make Journalists Do Your Work

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Social platforms have a responsibility to address misinformation as a systemic problem, instead of reacting to case after case.

Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

By MIKE ISAAC and KEVIN ROOSE

Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, is trying to prove it can curb the spread of false news. But the app’s design makes it difficult.

Yesterday β€” October 19th 2018Your RSS feeds

Justice Dept. Accuses Russians of Interfering in Midterm Elections

By ADAM GOLDMAN

Russians working for a close ally of President Vladimir V. Putin created social media accounts to pose as Americans and write posts on divisive issues including race and gender, prosecutors said.

Instagram Offers Visual Allure, and the Travel Industry Wants In

By ELAINE GLUSAC

Some hotels will do anything to attract the Instagram crowd, and that might include putting a 10-pound doughnut on the room-service menu.

β€˜Corrupt Chris’ and β€˜Two-Faced Tammy’: Candidates Try Their Best Trump Impressions

By KEVIN ROOSE

Candidates have learned what Mr. Trump and his digital campaign gurus figured out in 2016: visceral anger travels further than inspirational messages.

Modern Love: When Sturdy Love Is What You Need

By MICHELLE DUBARRY

There is the often facile social media narrative of overcoming adversity in marriage. And then there is the reality.

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This Is the Most Lucrative Moment in History to Catch Bass

By HALEY COHEN GILLILAND

A rivalry between two tournament fishing circuits has slapped the industry like a 10-pound largemouth to the face.

In Virginia House Race, Anonymous Attack Ads Pop Up on Facebook

By KEVIN ROOSE

The ads, with language and imagery not typically found in even the roughest campaigns, were purchased by a critic of Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat trying to unseat the Republican incumbent.

β€˜I Could Have Killed You,’ Ohio Officer Warns Two Boys With BB Gun

By CHRISTINE HAUSER

The Columbus police released body-camera video of the encounter as a “life lesson” for young people, setting off a discussion about policing, race and gun control.

Bulgaria could be marginalised if pro-EU parties dominate EU elections, says MEP

By Gergana Stancheva

Bulgaria could end up being marginalised if pro-EU parties achieve very good results in next May’s European Parliament elections, said Bulgarian MEP Svetoslav Malinov during a discussion about the upcoming poll.

Modern Love: We Asked for Epic Love in 100 Words. 3,000 Responded.

For the first Modern Love in miniature, we’re sharing your stories about life-changing burritos, unconventional arrangements, and other romantic gains and losses.

Secure a social Triple A by making the Social Pillar a reality

By Luca Jahier

Nearly one billion people have escaped poverty worldwide since the first #EndPoverty Day, but too many others have been left behind, even in Europe, writes Luca Jahier.

Study finds rising illicit cigarette trade on social media

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Social media and delivery services have become new outlets for organised crime activities when it comes to illicit cigarette trade, according to a new study that has raised eyebrows among EU policymakers.

What Is NPC, the Pro-Trump Internet’s New Favorite Insult?

By KEVIN ROOSE

Twitter has barred hundreds of right-wing accounts for posing as soulless, “nonplayable” liberal activists.

Scene City: Wired Magazine Turns 25 With a Brainy Party

By JACK NICAS

Guests included Serena Williams, Anna Wintour, Kevin Systrom and Stewart Brand.

Facebook Hack Included Search History and Location Data of Millions

By MIKE ISAAC

The company said Friday that a network breach was smaller than originally thought: 30 million profiles. But the hackers stole detailed information.

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