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21 May 2017
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Why Elon Musk, not Donald Trump, is the most important person on Twitter

When you hear about Twitter these days, chances are it’s because of the latest dispatches from our bombastic, erratic Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald J. Trump.  The President’s use of the platform is unprecedented, and he might even be the driving force in its sudden growth spurt last quarter. But his tweets — for all the @replies, news […]


20 May 2017
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Twitter is incorrectly guessing the gender of trans users — and they aren't having it

Transgender Twitter users aren’t here for the platform’s gendered assumptions. And they sure aren’t hesitating to make that known. Here’s the deal: Twitter released a new set of tools on May 17 which allow users to see and control the data advertisers use to target ads on the social media platform. While the move was […]


20 May 2017
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Anderson Cooper DGAF, literally talks about Trump taking a dump on his desk

We’ve all marveled at Anderson Cooper’s brutal eye roll. But now he’s slinging some serious … well, you’ll see.  On Friday, the Coop was talking with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord. The topic, naturally, was the news that Donald Trump told Russian officials at the Oval Office that firing that “nut job” James Comey took pressure […]


19 May 2017
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A Russian embassy is promoting a right-wing murder conspiracy

Russia’s embassy in the United Kingdom is boosting a right-wing conspiracy theory. Perhaps we shouldn’t be so surprised.  SEE ALSO: The alt-right unearths an ugly conspiracy theory to distract from Trump’s Russia meltdown The social media staff at the embassy are well-known trolls, but this conspiracy theory has made it clear just how far the […]


19 May 2017
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One social network ranked worst for young people's mental health and wellbeing

Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds.  SEE ALSO: The Instagram ‘pods’ using likes to fight the new algorithm Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the […]

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