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WeChat’s censorship system extends beyond China’s borders, finds new study

WeChat's censorship system follows its users around, even beyond the countries borders, claims a new study by the University of Toronto. Until now, it was believed that WeChat only censors users registered with China-based phone numbers.
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Why did Facebook briefly ban a fake news detection plugin?

Facebook may be busy trying to fix its fake news problem, but it isn’t in favor of someone else teaching it how to do its job. On Friday afternoon, the social network began blocking links to the website of a fake news detection plugin.
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Report: Facebook building its own take on Snapchat Discover

Facebook simply can’t get enough of Snapchat. A new report claims the social network is planning its own curated media content feature, tentatively titled "Collections," in the vein of Snapchat Discover.
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Snap school: University uses Snapchat to inform students of acceptance

Students waiting to find out if they've been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are receiving confirmation in the form of a Snapchat message. Will more colleges end up adopting the unorthodox route?
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Reuters’ new algorithm confirms once and for all that Twitter is the best place to find news

Reuters is using an algorithm to detect and verify breaking news events on Twitter. The media agency says the automated system, dubbed "Reuters News Tracer," is helping it to report stories faster than ever.
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Twitter acquires startup Yes. Inc, makes its founder VP of product

Twitter has finally found a VP of product thanks to its new acquisition. The company has snapped up San Francisco-based startup and app maker Yes Inc., with its co-founder Keith Coleman assigned the important role.
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Facebook's AI chief: Fake news can be fixed using tech, but that's not real issue

Facebook is facing a backlash over the so-called influence fake news on its platform wielded during the election. Here, we explain how this crisis came to be and what it can tell us about the inner workings of the world’s biggest social…
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Reddit CEO issues another apology for altered comments; new guidelines added

Despite multiple apologies, Reddit CEO Steve Huffman is continuing to incur the wrath of the contributors to a popular Donald Trump subreddit after admitting to modifying a number of obscenity-laden posts directed at him.
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Undisclosed ads on Instagram are no longer just limited to posts by celebs

Instagram's stealth advertising problem no longer encompasses just celebs. Consumer advocacy groups are now decrying the rise of "microinfluencers" who are posting undisclosed endorsements in violation of FTC guidelines.
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Pinterest’s new look business profiles boast bold slideshow design

Pinterest is launching a bold new design for business profiles with an emphasis on buyable pins. The changes offer more personalization and will be consistent across the web, and the company's iOS and Android apps.
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Twitter now lets you create your own Moments on mobile

Having launched Moments on desktop earlier this year, Twitter is capitalizing on the potential of the feature by rolling it out on its mobile apps. Unlike Snapchat and Instagram, these stories are permanent.
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How to save your Vine videos before they disappear forever

If you're one of the millions of Vine users, you might be disappointed to hear that the popular service is shutting down in the near future. Thankfully, there is a way to save your videos before they disappear forever.