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Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election

Russia-backed Facebook posts 'reached 126m Americans' during US election

Facebook expected to present testimony on Russian content on Tuesday, after three Trump aides indicted as part of inquiry into interference in 2016 voteRussia-backed content reached as many as 126
'Don't tweet every thought': is Michelle Obama having a dig at Trump?

'Don't tweet every thought': is Michelle Obama having a dig at Trump?

In words interpreted as criticism of the US president, Obama warns of the dangers of using social media without thinking Michelle Obama has warned young people of the dangers of using social media
The Guardian view on Trump’s Twitter silencing: a blow for diplomacy | Editorial

The Guardian view on Trump’s Twitter silencing: a blow for diplomacy | Editorial

The removal of the president’s megaphone shows up the power and dangers of social mediaIf his name ever leaks out, the unnamed Twitter employee who deleted President Trump’s account for 11 minutes
Meural’s upgraded Canvas is a surprisingly awesome showcase for art

Meural’s upgraded Canvas is a surprisingly awesome showcase for art

Meural’s second-generation Canvas digital art display is now available, and I’ve been testing one out for the past couple of weeks to see how it stacks up. This is my first experience with any kind of
Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 Agenda

Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 Agenda

TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin for the first time since the original Disrupt Europe in 2013. Disrupt Berlin 2017 is one of the largest TechCrunch events we’ve held in Europe and general
Twitter apologises for 'technical issue' that blocked searches for 'bisexual'

Twitter apologises for 'technical issue' that blocked searches for 'bisexual'

‘Out of date’ list of terms associated with explicit content blamed for blocking of search keywordTwitter has apologised for blocking the word “bisexual” from search results, saying that it was
OneWeb is a step closer to bringing its global, satellite-based internet services to Earth

OneWeb is a step closer to bringing its global, satellite-based internet services to Earth

The billionaire-backed corporation, which has raised over $1.7 billion from Virgin Group, SoftBank, Coca Cola, Bharti Group, Qualcomm and Airbus; just announced an exclusive $190 million contract with
Apple Orders TV Series Starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston

Apple Orders TV Series Starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston

Apple ordered two seasons of a new TV series.
Apple Orders TV Series Starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston

Apple Orders TV Series Starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston

Apple ordered two seasons of a new TV series.
Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

Pronoun, a self-publishing service for authors, is shutting down after promising free ebook distribution for authors. The company, which raised millions in funding and ended up being sold to Macmillan
No, Facebook isn't spying on you. At least not with the microphone

No, Facebook isn't spying on you. At least not with the microphone

The sheer volume of data Facebook has on you is difficult to comprehend, which makes it incredibly creepy – and ripe for conspiracy theoriesLast week, Facebook issued yet another denial that the
Twitter says its system is 'broken' after far-right organiser wins blue tick

Twitter says its system is 'broken' after far-right organiser wins blue tick

Verification process is ‘paused’ after Jason Kessler, activist behind Charlottesville rally that sparked violence gains approval Jack Dorsey, the chief executive of Twitter, has said its blue tick
Energy price caps and big mergers will only serve to shore up the ‘big six’

Energy price caps and big mergers will only serve to shore up the ‘big six’

In 2019, standard variable rates could be capped and Npower and SSE might be one company. Yet, even then, the customer may not see much benefitWill early 2019 be remembered as the beginning of the end
The digital war against Isis is being lost. What should be done? | Haroon K Ullah

The digital war against Isis is being lost. What should be done? | Haroon K Ullah

Islamic State’s web success has come through preying on young followers’ frustrations via Tweets from the preachers such as Mohamad al-ArefeIf the west (or rather western-backed militias) has won the
Kinder, gentler debt collector TrueAccord raises $22 million

Kinder, gentler debt collector TrueAccord raises $22 million

Bringing debt collection into the age of the soft touch, email and text-based world of the 21st century has netted TrueAccord $22 million in a new round of funding. I first wrote about the company
Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

Russia used hundreds of fake accounts to tweet about Brexit, data shows

Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendumConcern about Russian influence in British politics has intensified as it
A lesson from Syria: it’s crucial not to fuel far-right conspiracy theories | George Monbiot

A lesson from Syria: it’s crucial not to fuel far-right conspiracy theories | George Monbiot

The way discredited stories spread after a chemical weapons massacre in Syria should be a matter of serious concernWhat do we believe? This is the crucial democratic question. Without informed choice,
BBC quotes apparent parody Twitter account in Zimbabwe coverage

BBC quotes apparent parody Twitter account in Zimbabwe coverage

The account @zanu_pf was cited by Today programme and referred to as official by BBC World, for which it apologisedThe BBC and other news organisations have quoted an apparent parody Twitter account
A mission for journalism in a time of crisis

A mission for journalism in a time of crisis

In a turbulent era, the media must define its values and principles, writes Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner• Katharine Viner: in our turbulent times, we need good journalism more than ever