Twitter will update its rules to prohibit ‘dehumanizing language’

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We happen to know a certain Twitter user who really enjoys using dehumanizing language.Image: NurPhoto via Getty Images Call it the Alex Jones effect. Twitter announced on Tuesday that it will update its rules to prohibit “dehumanizing language” on the platform. While it is still finalizing what this policy will look like through user feedback […]

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Instagram is rolling out anti-bullying features

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Instagram is rolling out anti-bullying features.Image: LightRocket via Getty Images Instagram is taking further steps to tackle bullying on its platform. The social network is employing machine learning to help proactively detect bullying in photos, which will then be reviewed by a human moderator. SEE ALSO: Ignore the backlash — HUJI is still good An […]

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Instagram enables support for third party authenticator security apps

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Multiple ways to authenticate.Image: LightRocket via Getty Images About time, Instagram. On Tuesday, Instagram announced several changes intended to improve security for its 1 billion users. Among the changes is the ability to use third party authenticator apps to log in to Instagram, including DUO Mobile and Google Authenticator. Instagram did not previously support this […]

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Burger King just showed how valuable Instagram stories are for brands

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More burgers, more money, more grams.Image: lola & Sarah There are two plausible reactions to a new Instagram campaign from Burger King. The first: Dope, burgers!  The second: Dang, brands are about to clog up my Stories feed. SEE ALSO: Don’t forget: Instagram is creepy, too Spanish Burger King used Instagram Stories’ polling feature to […]

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Facebook is more dangerous than ever. You can make it stop

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Cambridge Analytica's chief executive officer Alexander Nix. His firm recently found itself in the spotlight for misrepresenting itself and harvesting data from millions of Facebook users to aid the Trump campaign / AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAImage: AFP/Getty Images Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created […]

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Imagine Facebook and Instagram without the Like button

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Off with their thumbs!Image: bob al-greene/mashable The Like button must die.  More than any other feature, the thumbs-up on Facebook — along with its cousins, the Instagram and Twitter hearts — encapsulate everything that’s wrong with social media. It’s time to start visualizing a world where it doesn’t exist. The Like has become the currency […]

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Facebook is overhauling its News Feed so users feel better again

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Facebook is re-tweaking its News Feed again.  This time it wants to bring it back to friends and family instead of viral videos and media posts, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post Thursday.  SEE ALSO: Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read “I’m changing the goal I give our product teams from […]

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TripAdvisor apologizes for deleting warnings of rape

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Kristie Love's TripAdvisor review on her vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico was deleted.Image: Darren Carroll/Getty ImageS 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 after the attack. SEE ALSO: Hotel has an incredibly strange […]

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The slip ‘n’ slide of solar panels are easier to transport and may save lives

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Facebook is altering how it shows posts like never before.Image: BRITTANY HERBERT/MASHABLE Watch out, publishers: a nightmare scenario on Facebook may soon be a reality.  The social network last week officially launched its secondary news feed called Explore. The feed generally features posts from Facebook Pages users don’t follow. News Feed, meanwhile, hosts posts from […]

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