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Fake news fallout: Facebook starts asking users if headlines are accurate

Facebook is turning to its user base to help solve its clickbait and fake news problems.

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What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

The current debate over fake online news has one country feeling vindicated: China. For years, its controversial censorship system has been cracking down on so-called "online rumors," and last week a state-controlled newspaper essentially told the U.S., "I told you so."

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Twitter gets new product head and team from app startup Yes

Twitter has swallowed social app developer Yes and is also getting a new product head as part of the deal.

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UK's internet surveillance law receives royal approval

Britons hoping that a quaint historical tradition might stop a Draconian internet surveillance law in its tracks were disappointed on Tuesday morning, when the Queen gave her approval to the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.

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Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger

Facebook has launched Facebook Instant Games, placing social games directly within its News Feed and Messenger app and tacitly discouraging users from turning to other mobile games and third-party chat services.

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Facebook said to create censorship tool to enter China again

Facebook has reportedly developed a software tool that will help keep certain content away from users’ news feeds in certain geographies, reflecting the company’s apparent willingness to meet Chinese government censorship demands part of the way.

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Facebook's latest experiment: Helping you find free Wi-Fi hotspots

Facebook may soon help you find the closest public Wi-Fi access point with a new feature in its mobile app.

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Instagram is shaking things up with live video and disappearing messages

Instagram just lifted one addictive feature from Facebook and the other from Snapchat.

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When Airbnb asked users to pledge to treat people equally, a lot refused

Stung by ongoing criticism and evidence that some of its hosts discriminated against non-white guests, Airbnb this month began asking users to pledge to treat everyone equally.

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Twitter beta adds Snapchat-style QR codes to make following faster

You can grab your own code or scan another directly from the Twitter app for Android and iOS.

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LinkedIn blocked by Russian government

LinkedIn's network just got a little smaller: Russia's communications regulator ordered ISPs to block access to the business networking company on Thursday.

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Facebook acquires facial image analysis startup FacioMetrics

Facebook has acquired a facial image analysis firm FacioMetrics as it tries to give users new features to add special effects to photos and videos.

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LinkedIn's CEO really loves Snap's Spectacles

Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, is very impressed with Snap's Spectacles and the way they've been launched through vending machines that appear in locations for a limited time.

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Twitter beefs up its mute tools and abuse policies to help you proactively silence trolls

Twitter has new ways to keep the trolls from getting at you, as well as beefed up anti-abuse enforcement policies behind the scenes.

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Zuckerberg says fake news on Facebook didn’t tilt the elections

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg described as “crazy” the criticism that fake news on its news feed to users had tilted the vote in the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump.