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Google Considers Political Ad Policy Change As Democrats Worry About Potential Backlash

Google and Facebook are considering a change to their political ad policies that would alter micro-targeting, a form of advertising that allows organizations to tailor advertisements for specific groups. Google might change political ad policies related to what type of audiences ad buyers can target on the company’s platform, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing employees who are familiar ...

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NYTimes Editor Under Fire for ‘Offensive’ Anti-Semitic Tweets

Ny Times Editor Offensive tweets

It is unclear where the leftist mobs disappear to when one of their own violates the PC culture. That question amplified when a New York editor was caught tweeting anti-Semitic tropes in his past. Yes, you heard, right. Another Democrat was discovered with some bad tweets. One of New York Times copy editors has offered a brusque apology after his ...

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Hawley Seeks To Ban Certain Social Media Features In Effort To Curb ‘Addiction’

Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Monday that would ban autoplay and endless scrolling on social media in an effort to curb what he called addiction. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act would also require social media companies to restrict users to 30 minutes per day unless the user manually changes the time limit. The legislation would ...

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Social Media Has Had Net-Negative Impact on Society

93% of Americans Identifying a Civility Problem in the United States, Majority of Employees Report Their Workplace is CivilMost believe social media has had a more negative than positive impact on civility A poll that has tracked the state of civility in the United States since 2010 once again finds that the vast majority of Americans – 93 percent – identify a ...

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Trump’s Team Targets Boomers On Facebook, Bernie Doubles Down On Millennials

President Donald Trump’s campaign team is targeting the bulk of its Facebook ads this upcoming election season on Americans who are 65 years old and older, Axios reported Tuesday. Trump is spending roughly 44 percent of its Facebook ad budget on the boomer generation. Democratic candidates, meanwhile are only spending 27 percent of their budgets on older generations, the report ...

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AOC Gives Up Facebook Because Social Media Is Bad. Fortunately, Her Instagram Has 3 Million Followers

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez said in an interview Sunday that she will no longer be using Facebook because social media poses a “public health risk,” but the Democratic representative still retains use of her gigantic followings on Twitter and Instagram. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has used social media significantly to her political advantage thus far, but she announced Sunday in ...

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More Than 1,000 Media Jobs Were Cut In One Day. Is Facebook To Blame?

BuzzFeed is among several media outlets that laid off employees on Wednesday as experts worry that the blood bath is likely far from over. Tech expert Eric Schiffer says Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are torching digital journalism and act as a type of “rat poison for journalism jobs.”  BuzzFeed’s layoffs are causing tech experts to consider pushing ...

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One-Third of Americans Like, Share, or Post on Social Media More Than 10 Times Per Day

People most frequently post images on social media, followed by updates and videos. Facebook remains the top platform, but experts suggest social media marketers prepare for its influence to decline. Thirty percent (30%) of social media users interact on social media at least 10 times per day by either liking, sharing, or posting content, according to a new survey from The ...

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Fake Facebook Groups Orchestrated Real Life Pro-DACA, Anti-Trump Protests

  by Kyle Perisic Last year’s protests condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were orchestrated by a foreign influenced Facebook group aimed at sowing discord in the U.S. The group, called “Resistance,” successfully influenced thousands of demonstrators into attending a pro-DACA, anti-Trump protests in New York City, for an event called ...

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Millennials Most Likely To Post Deceptive Vacation Photos To Make Social Media Followers Jealous

More than one third (36 percent) of Millennials (ages 18-34) have aimed to deceive their followers by posting social media vacation images that make trips look better than they are, according to the 10th annual 2018 Vacation Confidence Index*, released by Allianz Global Assistance. The study found that 15 percent of Gen X’ers (ages 35 – 54) and five percent of Baby ...

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Zuckerberg Admits Mishandling Controversy Surrounding Labeling Conservative Pundits ‘Dangerous’

  by Kyle Perisic Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Monday that his company “mishandled” the controversy of labeling “Diamond and Silk” — two popular conservative personalities — “dangerous” and “unsafe to the community” in early April. Facebook restricted the two conservative social media personalities on its platform on April 5 after being given the labels. The two are ...

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Survey: Americans Believe Tech Makes Their Lives Better But Society Worse

The vast majority of Americans believe that smartphones and internet technology have improved their lives, yet consumers are extremely concerned about tech’s impact on society as a whole – especially in relation to data security, the growing gap between rich and poor, and job opportunities. Americans do not believe that policymakers are keeping up with the pace of technological change ...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Listening Tour’ Stops in DC

It’s ironic that privacy vulture Mark Zuckerberg’s first day of Senate testimony so closely resembled the action in a first–person shooter: 44 waves of poorly programmed, time–limited attackers that didn’t come close to doing any real damage. It was like Zuckerberg was shooting tunnel rats in Fallout. The Senate questioning was so ineffective Zuckerberg could have gone all Microsoft on ...

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Trust Us! Remember When Facebook Wanted Nude User Pics to Combat Revenge Porn?

Now that the cat is out of the bag about how Facebook has been allowing the exploitation of user data for years, it is important to recognize that this evil corporation’s misdeeds have been hiding in plain sight for quite some time. It took the story that third-party Cambridge Analytica had used commonly accepted data-mining practices on Mark Zuckerberg’s social ...

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