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Twitter says its fighting the ‘targeted abuse and harassment’ of Parkland survivors

By Karissa Bell

Facebook

Twitter is stepping in to deal with the “targeted abuse and harassment” facing many of the survivors of the Parkland shooting.

Since the teens have emerged as powerful voices on social media following last week’s shooting, they’ve had to face what many other high profile Twitter users before them have dealt with: abuse and harassment.

This time, the social media platform is wasting no time in addressing the issue which “goes against everything we stand for at Twitter.” The company says it’s “actively working on” responding to reports of abuse and harassment. …

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YouTube’s algorithm is hurting America far more than Russian trolls ever could

By Chris Taylor

Facebook

Remember when we used to think the greatest threat we faced from Artificial Intelligence was that it would become Skynet and launch our entire nuclear arsenal, wiping out the human race?

Good times.

But on the evidence of YouTube’s latest mess, AI doesn’t even need to bother blowing us up — it can just dumb us down and push endless conspiracy theory videos on us. That way we’ll get so confused about the truth, we won’t take any action to stop killing ourselves.

What YouTube mess do I mean, exactly? Oh, just the fact that the Google-owned video company has pushed videos about the Parkland shooting survivors — specifically, a clip created to support the outrageous lie that one student is a “crisis actor” because he showed up in a news segment in California some months back — to the very top of its influential Trending section. …

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For the love of god stop sending ‘Elon Musk’ your Ethereum. It’s a scam.

By Jack Morse

Facebook

People, please please please listen closely: Elon Musk is not giving away Ether.

Scammers have swarmed Twitter in recent weeks in an attempt to trick people out of their hard-earned cryptocurrency, and as a particular tweet today makes clear they’re having a lot of success.

The scam itself is incredibly simple, and starts with someone famous tweeting out some random statement. Like this, for example:

Today’s Falcon launch carries 2 SpaceX test satellites for global broadband. If successful, Starlink constellation will serve least served.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) …

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Ford’s North America president, Raj Nair, is out due to ‘inappropriate behavior’

By Sasha Lekach

Facebook

Ford’s president of North America, Raj Nair, is no longer with the company — effective immediately.

The company offered a statement about Nair’s departure on Wednesday, explaining that “The decision follows a recent internal investigation into reports of inappropriate behavior.” Nair was found by a review to have behaved in a way that was “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct.”

In the statement, Nair said, “I sincerely regret that there have been instances where I have not exhibited leadership behaviors consistent with the principles that the Company and I have always espoused.”

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Looks like Kylie Jenner might be giving up on Snapchat with everyone else

By Martha Tesema

Facebook

When one of the most popular users of your app joins the thousands of people (including Chrissy Teigen) speaking up about your awful redesign, well, maybe it’s finally time to listen.

Kylie Jenner, aka Stormi’s mom, aka @kylizzlmynizzl on Snapchat, has officially added her voice to the concerned Snapchat users who reject everything about the new redesign.

“Sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me,” Kylie tweeted on Wednesday. “Ugh this is so sad.”

sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me… ugh this is so sad.

— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) …

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