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In the wake of a fairly catastrophic behind the scenes glimpse into Facebook’s high-level decision making, one question remains: Who brought a controversial Republican opposition research...
Sheryl Sandberg released a statement saying that the company cut ties with the PR firm reportedly hired to discredit its critics.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg denies the company tried to hinder an investigation into Russian election meddling but acknowledges he didn't know everything that was happening...
Sheryl Sandberg has denied that she obstructed early investigations into election meddling and claimed that she was unaware Facebook was involved with an agency that...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended his response to Russian election meddling on the world's largest social media network.
Facebook will changed its News Feed algorithm to demote content that comes close to violating its policies prohibiting misinformation, hate speech, violence, bullying, clickbait...
New lawmakers say they’re ready to apply science to policymaking
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It is an idea for repairing our broken political system that is so promising that new members of Congress will learn about it before taking office in January.
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Today in call with reporters preceded by a frantic if fairly uneventful distraction-pushing media blitz, Facebook responded to a damning New York Times story published yesterday...
A report by The New York Times painted an unflattering portrait of how Facebook executives handled...
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At a Senate Judiciary markup on Thursday morning, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said she will send a letter to Facebook...
The New York Times’ bombshell report into the past three years at Facebook paint a grotesque picture of the company’s attempts to navigate a string of high profile controversies by using unsavory, unethical and...
The Washington city council has voted to impose tight limits on Airbnb and other short-term rental companies
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In a lengthy investigative piece that is likely to trigger political repercussions in Washington, the NYT argued that Facebook's way of dealing with crisis was to "delay, deny and deflect."
VIDEO Mirzapur — Amazon Prime Video's latest Indian original — involves an ensemble of characters surviving within the nexus of criminals, politicians, and cops. Pankaj Tripathi, Ali...
Amazon’s HQ2 process was bound to polarize (though I do enjoy a good dueling op-ed on these pages) no matter how it landed. But the decision to set up shop...
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When New York’s governor and New York City’s mayor appeared...
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The European Parliament voted Wednesday to limit prices for phone calls and text messages between EU countries and to set up an alert system during natural disasters or...
political odds stacked against space force proponents brace for long fight
Elections have consequences. But exactly what the new power structure in Washington means for...
The fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, generated political and media backlash that continues to erode law enforcement legitimacy today....
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Leading up to the recent midterm elections in the United States, pundits predicted women voters and candidates would alter the race.
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california man pleads guilty to fatal swatting and fcc bomb threat
A Californian man whose unsuccessful swatting attempt led to the death of 28-year old...
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Facebook said it shut down more accounts aimed at influencing the US midterm election and that it is exploring a possible link to Russia.
It was a dramatic moment during the FCC's net neutrality proceedings last December when the Commission's public meeting was abruptly...
New chairperson promises “to restore the credibility” of committee
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A Democratic majority means new leadership for a troubled panel
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A think tank researcher explains how political campaigners can use information gleaned from an online search.
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The basic human need to get along with others results in the formation of extreme political groupings, according to a study from Dartmouth College.
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The government said the accounts published news that was sensational, vulgar or politically harmful.
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Women militia fighters make a positive choice to join combat units and are motivated by similar factors to male fighters,...
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More than 3.3 million people voted on their favorite games.
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VIDEO Globally, we are currently experiencing tremendous social and political turbulence. At the institutional level, liberal democracy faces the threat of rising authoritarianism and far-right extremism. At the local level, we...
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Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies pledged Monday to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech.
Three researchers from the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Engineering—Bilbao and the University of Valladolid have explored how renewable energy cooperatives have evolved. They have found that these cooperatives have developed a significant capacity...
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China's top cyber authority has scrubbed 9,800 social media accounts of independent news providers deemed to have posted sensational, vulgar or politically harmful content on the Internet.
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fcc to seek comment on revised orbital debris guidelines
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans...
In today's top tech stories, Democrats are to investigate Trump over his actions on AT&T and Amazon, and Facebook reportedly fired Oculus'...
Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a new study has found.
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When it comes to being politically active, young people typically have a bad reputation. In democracies such as the United States and the United Kingdom, young voters tend...
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At a town hall meeting in Ohio in March 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said: "…I'm the only candidate who has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy...
Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech....
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said the social network is taking "multi-variable" steps, including the use of AI tools,...
According to a WSJ report on Sunday, Luckey was asked to leave after he donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the 2016 US presidential elections.
Urban planning decisions from decades past are likely a contributing factor to the rise of right-wing populism, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
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Rep. Adam Schiff tells Axiom it'll investigating whether the president used his powers to punish the press.
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Even as online platforms tightened rules for political ads, digital spending set new records in the 2018 US midterm elections and appears poised for further growth in 2020.
Oculus founder left the company last year after it was learned he secretly made a $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group.
nearly 150 west virginians voted with a mobile blockchain app
This election season, the state of West Virginia implemented a blockchain-based voting app for the first...
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space force europa missions face scrutiny as democrats take over house
The Trump administration’s desire to establish a Space Force could be in jeopardy next...
Utah has joined more than 30 other states in legalizing medical marijuana by passing a ballot measure that was opposed by influential Mormon leaders
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Americans in at least seven states voted on ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These...
Being pro-environment was a winning strategy for this country's mayors.
the fake video era of us politics has arrived on twitter
On Wednesday, CNN reporter Jim Acosta had a pointed exchange with the president over...
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Democratic control of the House of Representatives means consumer privacy legislation could be on...
Realising how easy it was to abuse the disclaimer system, Facebook has now postponed the launch of the feature to "the next month".
Launched by Facebook and Google before Tuesday's US elections - offer the public the first broad view of how quickly the companies yank advertisements that break their rules.
Medicaid scored big in Tuesday's elections.
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A ballot initiative that would have continued funding Montana’s Medicaid expansion beyond June 2019 has failed. But advocates say they’ll continue to push for money to keep the expansion going after that financial sunset.
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A theory called the cultural brain hypothesis could explain extraordinary increases in brain size in humans and other animals over the last few million...
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the white house used a doctored video to tell a lie
Yesterday, in Donald Trump’s first press conference following the midterm elections that swept a...
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A theory called the cultural brain hypothesis could explain extraordinary increases in brain size in humans and other animals over the last few million years, according to a study published in PLOS...
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Google already publishes a number of Transparency Reports ranging from political advertising to user information requests...
Brie Larson's 'Rock the Vote' photo from Captain Marvel unwittingly led fans looking for Easter eggs to call a sex hotline.
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google employees push back after mishandled sexual harassment revelations
What started as a small planned protest against the company’s handling of a sexual misconduct case has expanded...
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Democrats will control the House and its powerful health committees for first time since passing Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act.
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marijuana advocates celebrate after jeff sessions is ousted
Cannabis businesses and advocates are celebrating the forced resignation of famously anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Stocks are up for...
More than 100 young volcanoes – that have had activity within about 10,000 years – dot the landscape of the East African Rift – an area that runs...
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Among municipalities recycling and reusing construction waste, including gravel, concrete, sand and asphalt, Ontario has its 'leaders' and its 'laggards,' explained Kate Graham, a Political Science professor at King's and Brescia University...
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The verification system will be voluntary until it becomes harder to fool, says Facebook.
The site says it made a mistake when it wiped videos of a women's vote campaigner being murdered.
how democrats victory in the midterms will be good for facebook
The Democrats have retaken the House of Representatives. If you’re a social media company...
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Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election.
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For the first time since passing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats will soon control the House of Representatives and its...
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British information commissioner takes political operatives, social networks and data brokers to task for their "disturbing disregard for voters' personal privacy."
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology may now actually advance science
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A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections
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Georgia’s secretary of state Brian Kemp and candidate for state governor in the midterm election, has taken the unusual, if not unprecedented step of posting the personal...
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The proposal is just one more vote away from becoming law, according to a European official.
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A day after midterm elections, Trump administration finalizes birth control opt-out for employers with religious and moral objections
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Facebook says it blocked more accounts during the U.S. midterm elections, in addition to the 115 it shut down earlier this week, due to suspected connections to foreign efforts to...
Election experts have long warned about the nation's aging fleet of voting equipment. This week's elections underscored just how badly upgrades are needed.
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The video clips site says clips of attacks on the women's vote campaigner broke its rules.
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As candidates across the country scrapped for control of Congress, last night’s midterms were particularly dramatic...
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The chairman of the House appropriations committee that funds NASA lost his reelection bid Nov. 6 as Democrats won a majority in the chamber, while a leading Senate...
california moves toward permanent daylight saving time
California voters approved a measure allowing the state to make daylight saving time (DST) year-round, instead of only from early March to...
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facebook blocks more fake accounts from russian troll group
Facebook says that the 30 Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts it blocked yesterday for “inauthentic behavior” appear...
Seven science candidates seize seats in the House of Representatives
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three states vote in favor of marijuana
Three states voted in favor of marijuana legalization in yesterday’s midterm elections. Voters in Utah and Missouri approved the drug for medical...
new congressional members with science backgrounds may help shape national policy
What do a nuclear engineer and a registered nurse have in common? They just...
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what the new congress means for space self driving cars and regulating facebook
Last night, Democrats claimed the majority in the House of Representatives, and Republicans were able to keep a stronghold over the Senate, making some...
Three-term Florida Senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson is trailing in ballot tallies for yesterday's (Nov. 6) election against Republican...
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Seven science candidates seize seats in House of Representatives
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Facebook has delayed plans to introduce checks on verifying the identities of political advertisers as part of an initiative to tackle election interference.
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Pioneering sociologist foresaw our current chaos 100 years ago
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Players of Samantha Bee’s mobile game have reported over 800 instances of voter suppression
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John Oliver promoted Vote411 to get out the vote. Then scammers made a fake version - CNET
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Google Play Best of 2018 Awards will include Fan Favorite voting
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States that heavily invest in legislature more influential in public policy
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Campaign 2018: New malware attacks target voters in key battleground states - CNET
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How mission delays hurt young astronomers
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People don't automatically follow political party cues on every issue, study finds
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