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Facebook says Russia trolls reached nearly half the U.S. population

Facebook says Russia trolls reached nearly half the U.S. population

Facebook accounts linked to Russia had a far greater reach than what was previously known, reaching nearly half the U.S. population. Russia-linked Facebook accounts reached as many as 126 million
Facebook's quarterly earnings were amazing. But Mark Zuckerberg isn't cheering

Facebook's quarterly earnings were amazing. But Mark Zuckerberg isn't cheering

Facebook just had an incredible past three months for making money, but CEO Mark Zuckerberg's tone isn't that celebratory. "Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well," Zuckerberg
TripAdvisor scrutinized for deleting warnings of rape at Mexico resorts

TripAdvisor scrutinized for deleting warnings of rape at Mexico resorts

TripAdvisor has apologized to a sexual assault survivor after an investigation revealed the website had deleted posts alleging assaults at resorts in Mexico. The belated apology comes seven years
2 senators just trolled Facebook

2 senators just trolled Facebook

Russia's not the only country who knows how to troll. Two Democratic senators created a Facebook page for a fake political group, just to prove that they could. Ads for the page — created by Mark
Facebook just launched a new feature that lets you create polls for your friends

Facebook just launched a new feature that lets you create polls for your friends

Just weeks after acquiring tbh, a teen-centric 'polling' app, and adding polls to Instagram, Facebook is now borrowing the feature for its own app. The social network added a new feature that allows
Twitter makes 280 characters the new normal

Twitter makes 280 characters the new normal

It turns out 140 characters isn't really enough after all. After a little more than a month of testing, Twitter is ready to officially flip the switch on its new 280-character limit. Beginning today,
Twitter replaced its character counter with a circle and everyone's really confused

Twitter replaced its character counter with a circle and everyone's really confused

Twitter may have just upped its character limit to 280, but you wouldn't know it just by looking at its tweet composer. As part of the update, which doubled the amount of characters you can cram into
Sean Parker made billions off of Facebook. Today he basically called it evil.

Sean Parker made billions off of Facebook. Today he basically called it evil.

You always hurt the ones you love, right? That's the only way we can explain Facebook's founding president Sean Parker's damning words about the world's largest social media platform. Speaking to
Twitter must fix verification, but there are no easy solutions

Twitter must fix verification, but there are no easy solutions

"The system is broken." That's how Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey described the current verification system in the wake of the social media service adding the coveted blue checkmark to Jason
Twitter is trying something new with Moments: vertical scrolling

Twitter is trying something new with Moments: vertical scrolling

Twitter Moments could soon get a new look. Twitter is currently testing a new look for Moments on iOS and Android that's meant to make its design more consistent with the rest of the site.Instead of
Twitter is removing verification checkmarks from accounts that break its rules

Twitter is removing verification checkmarks from accounts that break its rules

A week after giving another white supremacist a coveted blue checkmark, Twitter is taking new steps to address problems with its verification process. The company, which previously paused its
Twitter confirms it's testing a tweetstorm feature

Twitter confirms it's testing a tweetstorm feature

As if upping its character limit to 280 wasn't enough, Twitter is testing a dedicated feature to make it easier for users to tweetstorm. The test first surfaced in September, but Twitter is now
One of Facebook's most popular pages was mysteriously shut down for a few hours

One of Facebook's most popular pages was mysteriously shut down for a few hours

The popular with 34 million "likes" disappeared from the social network on Friday, suggesting that Facebook blocked the page. It was back up around 10:10 a.m. ET. The temporary shutdown caused panic
Rejoice because Facebook is finally getting rid of third-party app invites

Rejoice because Facebook is finally getting rid of third-party app invites

Facebook may still have the huge problem involving the scourge of fake news to deal with, but its gone and done something that will decrease your Facebook rage — just a smidge — by removing
Selfie tourism is killing these incredibly cute creatures

Selfie tourism is killing these incredibly cute creatures

Warning: this article contains images of animal abuse which some may find distressing. A small furry creature huddles close to a tree branch on the edge of the forest. Its large, globular eyes are
Facebook Messenger just made sharing photos way better

Facebook Messenger just made sharing photos way better

Facebook just made Messenger a much better place to share photos. The messaging app will now support photo-sharing at 4k resolutions, meaning high resolution photos sent within the app will look much
Man who deactivated Trump's Twitter account thought it wouldn't actually work

Man who deactivated Trump's Twitter account thought it wouldn't actually work

The identity of the Twitter employee who briefly deactivated Donald Trump's Twitter account is no longer a secret. The former Twitter employee has finally come forward to share his perspective on what
The mystery of Trump's Twitter mentions and where he finds those awful retweets

The mystery of Trump's Twitter mentions and where he finds those awful retweets

Donald Trump loves to tweet, this much is known. But he also has a thing for occasionally retweeting random users and that's when he gets into hot water. On Wednesday, Trump faced wide, global
Twitter Lite app launches in 24 more countries

Twitter Lite app launches in 24 more countries

Twitter Lite, the space-saving version of Twitter's main app, is ready for prime time after about two months of ground testing in the Philippines. The social network announced on Friday it's releasing
Facebook takes aim at children under 13 with Messenger Kids

Facebook takes aim at children under 13 with Messenger Kids

Facebook just found a new way to nab younger users. The social network announced Monday it's launching a new app, Messenger Kids, which allows children to use Facebook's messaging software — the first