Fake news inquiry calls for social media levy to defend democracy

A UK parliamentary committee which has been running a multi-month investigation into the impact of online disinformation on political campaigning — and on democracy itself — has published a preliminary report highlighting what it describes as “significant concerns” over the risks to “shared values and the integrity of our democratic…

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SEC Review of Musk Tesla Tweets Likely to Focus on Truthfulness

U.S. regulators are likely to focus on whether Elon Musk was telling the truth when he said on Twitter that he’d secured funding to take electric-carmaker Securities and Exchange Commission is questioning the company whether the chief executive officer’s tweets were statements of fact and why he chose to make…

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‘Demi is awake’: Pop star in stable condition after apparent overdose scare

Video Demi Lovato suffers apparent overdose, stars react Singer Demi Lovato has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after allegedly suffering an alleged overdose. Several stars have taken to social media to send their well-wishes. On the eve of a hotly anticipated string of tour dates, pop music superstar…

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DOJ employee among those heckling DHS boss Nielsen, report says

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen seen dining Tuesday evening while the security guards are keeping the protesters away.  (Facebook) “If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace,” another protester was heard yelling at the protest. “How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you’re…

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Texas billboard tells liberals to keep driving until they leave the state

A billboard on Interstate 40 in Texas tells liberals to to keep driving until they leave the state.  (Kyle Mccalie) A billboard in Texas made waves on social media Tuesday after its message was posted online. “Liberals,” the billboard reads. “Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT…

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Facebook’s New ‘Dating’ Feature Could Crush Apps Like Tinder

At F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new dating service, simply called "Dating," that will exist right within the social network's own app. It will allow Facebook users to create separate profiles from their main Facebook accounts to pursue romantic connections. The two profiles won’t interact, meaning…

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Flight Records Illuminate Mystery of Trumps Moscow Nights

President denied overnight Miss Universe stay, Comey memos say Jet landed on a Friday, left pre-dawn Sunday after pageant Donald Trump twice gave James Comey an alibi for why a salacious report about the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow couldn’t be true: He never even spent the night in…

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25 of the Greatest Tumblr WINs of All Time

These Tumblr moments deserve a spot in the Tumblr hall of fame.  1 Pin It Via someecards 2 Pin It Via someecards 3 Pin It Via someecards 4 Pin It Via someecards 5 Pin It Via someecards 6 Pin It Via someecards 7 Pin It Via someecards 8 Pin It…

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TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch five of Dale Winton’s funny TV moments TV and radio presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62. The former Supermarket Sweep host died at his home earlier on Wednesday, his long-term agent Jan Kennedy said. Winton spent nearly…

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No further action after ‘burglar’ death

Image caption Richard Osborn-Brooks had been held on suspicion of murder A man arrested on suspicion of murdering a suspected burglar has been released without charge. Richard Osborn-Brooks discovered two intruders at his home in South Park Crescent Hither Green, south-east London, on Wednesday. The 78-year-old was arrested after Henry…

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Federal Judge Upholds Massachusettss Assault-Weapons Ban

Suit was filed over state’s response to Pulse club shooting Gun-rights group claimed the 1998 ban was unconstitutional shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were left dead. Survivors mobilized on social media and successfully pushed for a new gun-control law in Florida, which triggered a…

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Zuckerberg refuses UK parliament summons over Fb data misuse

So much for ‘We are accountable‘; Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a summons from a UK parliamentary committee that’s investigating how social media data is being used, and — as recent revelations suggest misused — for political ad targeting. The DCMS committee wrote to Zuckerberg on March 20 —…

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The Internet Is In Shock After This Guys Post Reveals How Much Facebook And Google Knows About You

But it goes deeper than that. Much deeper. The Cambridge Analytica Scandal may prove to be the catalyst, the event that finally wakes us up to the ways that we can be manipulated, duped and held to ransom for the sheer amount of data that is held about us. This…

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