Facebook report affirms the platform didn’t do enough to prevent violence in Myanmar

Facebookhas been used by bad actors to spread misinformation and hate in Myanmar.Image: SAI AUNG MAIN/AFP/Getty Images A night before the U.S. midterm elections, Facebook has dropped an independent report into the platform’s effect in Myanmar. The report into Facebook’s impact on human rights within the country was commissioned by…

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My Beef With Taryn Manning! Shane Dawson Taking A Break! Ariana Too! Xtina’s Tour Struggles! AND… | Perez Hilton – Perez Hilton

We were shocked that so many people were curious as to why we blocked Taryn Manning from all social media. So… by request, here we explain our beef with the Orange Is The New Black star! Plus, Christina Aguilera‘s tour is struggling and even though we provided RECEIPTS, her fans…

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Breath-taking content that effortlessly gets attention like never before

Did you know Tiffany has pretty little things (diamonds) to get your attention….? That’s right. That’s a real BRAND and if that’s not surprising… It’s how Chanel, Toyota, Budweiser, Panasonic, Coca-Cola and many more continue to command attention in today’s FAST-PACED environment without annoying their customers. YES! If that’s not…

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Pimples are in the rise of the acne positivity movement

From Justin Bieber to Lorde, celebrities and bloggers are going bare-faced on social media and opening up about skin problems. And with 25% of women over 30 experiencing acne, its not just a teenage affliction It was on a family holiday that Kali Kushner discovered, abruptly, just how others viewed…

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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11 Signs Youre The Victim of Narcissistic Abuse

Best-of Thought Catalog / Narcissism 11 Signs You’re The Victim of Narcissistic Abuse Shahida Arabi Updated September 26, 2018 0 Imagine this: your entire reality has been warped and distorted. You have been mercilessly violated, manipulated, lied to, ridiculed, demeaned and gaslighted into believing that you are imagining things.  The person you…

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Feeling the pressure of perfection and self-comparison on Instagram? This book wants to change that.

Image: Daniela Cadore My Instagram Story persona could not be further from the real me.  She’s chill, constantly smiling and laughing, and always living her best life in some far-flung place that looks as if it were built with the ‘gram in mind. To be quite honest with you, I…

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Influencer Marketing A Definitive Guide For 2019

Influencer marketing is on the rise, and there’s a good reason why. Traditional commercials and print ads don’t work because people aren’t using big screens (TVs) or medium screens (computers) like they used to. More and more young people identify as “cord cutters” or “cord nevers.” Basically, people like their…

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity. Seven-year-old Golden Gate said its…

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Stone-stacking: cool for Instagram, cruel for the environment | Patrick Barkham

Adventure tourism and social media are turning a benign impulse into a plague on the natural world, says the Guardian writer Patrick Barkham They stand by the sea at Lindisfarne. Youll find them in the glens of Skye, in Slovenian gorges, on the peaks of Stacks of stones, miniature monuments…

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Heres Twitters position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) hint: Its a fudge

The number of tech platforms taking action against Alex Jones, the far right InfoWars conspiracy theorist and hate speech preacher, has been rising in recent weeks — with bans or partial bans including from Google, Apple and Facebook. However, as we noted earlier, Twitter is not among them. Although it…

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Chilling effects

The removal of conspiracy enthusiast content by InfoWars brings us to an interesting and important point in the history of online discourse. The current form of Internet content distribution has made it a broadcast medium akin to television or radio. Apps distribute our cat pics, our workouts, and our YouTube rants…

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‘Too pure for this world’: how unfiltered joy became the internet’s antidote

What makes something too pure and how long until it, like milkshake duck, falls off its pedestal? On 19 May 2016, Texas mother Candace Payne filmed a spontaneously helping others, innocently being playful for no reason. Dogs are paying for treats using leaves. Cheering on your ex is pure. Being…

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Texas billboard tells liberals to keep driving until they leave the state

A billboard on Interstate 40 in Texas tells liberals to to keep driving until they leave the state.  (Kyle Mccalie) A billboard in Texas made waves on social media Tuesday after its message was posted online. “Liberals,” the billboard reads. “Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT…

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