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Tumblr also lousy with Russia-backed US election trolls: Report

Tumblr also lousy with Russia-backed US election trolls: Report

The meme-laden Tumblr platform is the latest social media and blogging outlet to be unmasked as a distribution channel for Russian agents to rip at America’s societal fault lines and seek to influence
Shutterfly stock hits all-time high after snapping up the leader in kids’ class photos

Shutterfly stock hits all-time high after snapping up the leader in kids’ class photos

One day after announcing strong earnings and the massive strategic acquisition of the leader in yearbook and school photos, Shutterfly is watching its shares soar. It’s quite a turn for a company that
Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier. The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us…
Telegram and social media giants spanked in UK PM’s Davos speech

Telegram and social media giants spanked in UK PM’s Davos speech

Social media giants have once again been singled out for a high profile public spanking over social responsibility and illegal online content in Europe.
Google’s Lunar Xprize to go unclaimed as moonshot deadline looms

Google’s Lunar Xprize to go unclaimed as moonshot deadline looms

Google teamed up with Xprize to sponsor an audacious literal race to the Moon, but sadly the competition will end with no one taking home the grand prize of $30 million. Xprize and Google realized
Facebook expands ‘Community Boost’ digital skills training program to Europe

Facebook expands ‘Community Boost’ digital skills training program to Europe

Facebook has announced it’s expanding a free training program that teaches Internet-skills, media literacy and online safety to Europe. It says its “ambition” is to train 300,000 people across six EU
Why Facebook's news feed changes are bad news for democracy | Emily Bell

Why Facebook's news feed changes are bad news for democracy | Emily Bell

News organisations say they have seen a steady drop off in Facebook referred traffic“Homepage. Even the word sounds old. We bring the news to your social feed.” A week ago this is what you would have
Sundance doc ‘Our New President’ presents psychedelic vision of US election through a fake news lens

Sundance doc ‘Our New President’ presents psychedelic vision of US election through a fake news lens

If the feeling at the fairly liberal leaning Sundance Film Festival — held last year after Trump’s election but before the inauguration —was one of impending doom, this year it’s all about prophecy
Italians asked to report fake news to police in run-up to election

Italians asked to report fake news to police in run-up to election

Online service launched for flagging up instances as concern grows about rise of phenomenon The Italian government has launched an online service aimed at cracking down on fake news, which experts say
What is it with world leaders tweeting selfies?

What is it with world leaders tweeting selfies?

Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and Benjamin Netanyahu get out their selfie sticks while Vladimir Putin disrobes again to brave the coldA trio of photographs of world leaders shared online within the
Spotify launches ‘Spotlight,’ a new podcast format with visual elements

Spotify launches ‘Spotlight,’ a new podcast format with visual elements

Spotify has been working on building out its podcast business, and now offers a large catalog of shows (including our own Original Content, which you should definitely check out). Today, it’s debuting
The other Ivanka: woman Trump tweeted in error takes aim at his presidency

The other Ivanka: woman Trump tweeted in error takes aim at his presidency

Ivanka Majic – @Ivanka – writes blogpost year after president’s mistake thrusted UK resident into spotlightA woman from Brighton has marked the first anniversary of her being mistaken by Donald Trump
#FBPE: what is the pro-EU hashtag spreading across social media?

#FBPE: what is the pro-EU hashtag spreading across social media?

If you’ve been wondering what it means, here’s the answer – and the complex tale of how some have tried to hijack itIf you have been on social media over the last few weeks, you may have seen people
Media to come under scrutiny in Manchester arena attack inquiry

Media to come under scrutiny in Manchester arena attack inquiry

Kerslake review of response to bombing will consider conduct of mainstream and social media after complaints from familiesAn inquiry into Manchester’s response to the arena bombing will examine the
YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on hold

YouTube drops Logan Paul from Google Preferred and puts his Originals on hold

YouTube has taken further action against social media star Logan Paul, dropping the vlogger from its Google Preferred program, which is meant to be a mark of trust to signal to advertisers they can
M&S drops cauliflower 'steak' amid ridicule from customers

M&S drops cauliflower 'steak' amid ridicule from customers

Costing double the price of a whole vegetable and shrouded in layers of plastic, ‘clean eating’ product fails to make the cut Marks & Spencer has withdrawn its “cauliflower steak” product from
Her too: Ivanka Trump’s praise of Oprah Winfrey speech raises eyebrows

Her too: Ivanka Trump’s praise of Oprah Winfrey speech raises eyebrows

Tweet backing anti-harassment movement met with derision as social media users point to Donald Trump misconduct claimsIvanka Trump was met with a wave of criticism after she tweeted in support of
Tweet and tell: turning Twitter into complaints megaphone

Tweet and tell: turning Twitter into complaints megaphone

Companies from rail operators to superstores are being caught up in Twitter storms but there is a good way - and a bad way – to deal with angry customersThere was plenty for rail passengers to be