Twitter Still Has A White Nationalist Problem

Last month, Twitter put up another blog post declaring that it had made “strides” to build a “healthier” service Then Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, in Vancouver, Canada, to talk about the “health of the conversation” on his platform. Dorsey, who still commands puffy profiles in The New York Times. In Vancouver, he threw around terms [&hellip

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How Early-Stage VCs Decide Where to Invest

In an investing world glamorized by Shark Tank, Silicon Valley, and “unicorns,” simple, straightforward communication about what drives VC decisions is rare. At the early stage of venture investing, raw data is very hard to come by. Obviously! At that point, the company usually hasn’t gone to market yet in any real way. So at [&hellip

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Mark Zuckerberg allegedly created a fake, racist social media profile in former colleagues name

Image: ETIENNE LAURENT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock All the noise around the “drunk Pelosi” video has made something clear: Facebook wants to have it both ways.  Some at the company would have us all believe that great strides have been made in the platform’s ongoing fight against misleading “fake news” content. But Facebook also won’t take the step of [&hellip

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Trump Would Face Obstruction Charges If He Weren’t President: 560 Ex-Prosecutors

Donald Trump’s conduct as outlined in special counsel “Each of us believes that the conduct of President Trump described in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report would, in the case of any other person not covered by the Office of Legal Counsel policy against indicting a sitting President, result in multiple felony charges for obstruction of [&hellip

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‘I was raped’ by police officer ex-husband

Fewer than a quarter of those allegations led to disciplinary action. There are 200,000 members of the police workforce in England and Wales according to latest figures, of whom 122,000 are police officers. Suzanne’s story Suzanne – not her real name – told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme her ex-husband, a police officer, was violent [&hellip

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Austrian deputy leader endorses far-right term ‘population replacement’

Heinz-Christian Strache says term associated with extreme right is a term of reality Austrias deputy leader has said his party is fighting against a replacement of the native population, endorsing a term usually employed by the extreme right, as the countrys rightwing populists double down on their rhetoric before the European elections. Heinz-Christian Strache, the [&hellip

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Adams family values: two presidents with a message for Trump’s America

The second and sixth presidents are seen as failures but their warnings against populist hero worship ring very true today The Presidents Adams, John and John Quincy, knew that the powerful in government were elitists, no matter what they called themselves. The Problem of Democracy. Photograph: Viking There were those, like Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson [&hellip

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How could anyone really believe the Earth is flat?

A growing number of people believe that world governments and other shadow organizations are hiding the truth: that the Earth is not a globe, but a flat disc with a dome of stars above it. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, this mother of all conspiracy theories is flourishing on the Internet, giving rise to [&hellip

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Facebook Is Changing News Feed (Again) to Stop Fake News

Facebook is trying to redefine authoritativeness on the internet as part of its efforts to fight the spread of misinformation and abuse on its platforms. On Wednesday, the company rolled out a slew of announcements that aim to promote more trustworthy news sources, tamp down on Groups that spread misinformation, and give the public more [&hellip

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Social media ‘changed the game’ for poets

Sales of poetry books hit an all-time high of £12m in 2018, with younger readers making up two-thirds of buyers, according to statistics from UK book sales monitor Nielsen BookScan. George the Poet, who opened the BBC’s coverage of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and has his own podcast, believes social media [&hellip

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