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Half a million UK kids not immunised against measles  Sky News · 1 hour
Inaccurate and misleading anti-vaccination messages on social media are leading to more and more children not being immunised against measles. more
Taylor Swift talks Tumblr obsession as TS7 Instagram countdown nears end - CNET  CNET · 2 hours
For the past few weeks, Swift has been teasing a new project by way of a social media countdown. more
Facebook Stories somehow hits 500 million daily users  THE VERGE · 4 hours
Somehow, defying all expectations, people are using Facebook Stories. And not just a few people, but a lot — more... more
You might hate it, but Facebook Stories now has 500M users  TechCrunch · 4 hours
You might think it’s redundant with Instagram Stories, or just don’t want to see high school friends’ boring lives, but ephemeral Snapchat-style Stories now have 500... more
Facebook reserves $3B for FTC fine, but keeps growing with 2.38B users in Q1  TechCrunch · 5 hours
A massive penalty hangs over Facebook’s head, but it otherwise had a very strong Q1 earnings report. Facebook reached 2.38... more
Facebook keeps growing with 2.38B users in Q1, but saves $3B for FTC fine  TechCrunch · 6 hours
A massive penalty hangs over Facebook’s head, but it otherwise had a very strong Q1 earnings report. Facebook reached 2.38... more
Neo-Nazi's Facebook account left active  BBC · 6 hours
The social network says it is investigating why the profile was not removed - as it had promised. more
Indian court lifts ban on Chinese social media app TikTok  ABC NEWS · 8 hours
An Indian court has lifted its ban on Chinese social media video-sharing app TikTok on the condition that the platform popular with teenagers would not be used to... more
Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast  TechCrunch · 8 hours
In the future, everyone will have a podcast — and by “future,” I mean like mid-2020. But one step at a time, starting with Facebook founder, CEO and definite human person, Mark Zuckerberg . Facebook announced the podcast’s... more
Presidential hopeful John Delaney wants you to unfollow Trump on Twitter  THE VERGE · 9 hours
Democratic presidential hopeful John Delaney wants to hit President Donald Trump where it hurts... more
Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast now  THE VERGE · 10 hours
In January, Mark Zuckerberg published a blog post announcing his New Year’s resolution. After a year full of scandals, Zuckerberg wanted to publicly tackle... more
Patton Oswalt shows senate campaign why you shouldn't pick a fight on Twitter - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
After the campaign for Sen. John Cornyn tried to call out Oswalt for his "offensive" tweets, the comedian... more
Twitter to offer report option for misleading election tweets  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Twitter is adding a dedicated report option that enables users to tell it about misleading tweets related to voting — starting with elections taking place in India and the European... more
Hate speech: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube told off by MPs  BBC · 12 hours
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are accused of not doing their jobs as they face questions from MPs. more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Twitter Makes It Easier to Report Fake News  Gadgets 360 · 12 hours
Twitter on Wednesday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to report misleading information about voting. more
Twitter Ascribes Quarterly Growth to Fight Against Abuse  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
Twitter jumped 13 percent on Tuesday after it reported quarterly revenue above estimates, which executives said was the result of weeding out spam and abusive posts and targeting ads better. more
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Liable for Privacy Missteps, Top US Lawmaker Says  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
US federal regulators should hold Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg "individually liable for the company's repeated violations of Americans' privacy,"... more
Donald Trump meets Twitter's Jack Dorsey at White House  BBC · 18 hours
Twitter says CEO Jack Dorsey spoke with the president about "the health of public conversation". more
Redmi Y3 With 32-Megapixel Selfie Camera Launched in India: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 18 hours
Redmi Y3 price in India starts from Rs. 9,999, and will go on sale from April 30 via Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. more
Australia political leaders use Chinese app to chase votes  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
Australia's prime minister and his political rival say they are not tailoring their political messages to suit Chinese censors as the politicians increasingly use Chinese social media to woo Chinese-speaking... more
US President Trump Said to Complain to Twitter CEO About Lost Followers  Gadgets 360 · 21 hours
Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday and spent a significant time questioning him about why he had lost some Twitter followers,... more
Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism  BBC · 22 hours
New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism. more
Twitter tests new desktop layouts - CNET  CNET · 1 day
At least one of the revamped looks pares down the number of columns on your home page. more
Jack Dorsey just met with Trump to talk about the health of Twitter’s public discourse  TechCrunch · 1 day
Twitter’s co-founder and CEO historically doesn’t have the most discerning tastes when it comes to who he decides... more
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey meets with President Trump - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Twitter says Dorsey discussed the "health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 US elections." more
Trump meets with Twitter CEO amid bias complaints  ABC NEWS · 1 day
President Donald Trump says he had a 'great meeting' with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, just hours after bashing the company profusely more
Syria calls Instagram account closure 'war,' site says error  ABC NEWS · 1 day
The Syrian Presidency says its official account on the social media site Instagram has been shut down, calling it an "unjustified" closure that is part of the war against the... more
Twitter profits rise as quarterly ad revenue doubles  CBC · 1 day
The company said net income for the first three months of the year rose on strong ad demand. Daily users... more
Facebook’s Sri Lanka crisis page let Islamophobic post get top billing - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The top video on the page came with a caption that read, “can we assume all Muslims are guilty.” more
Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections  TechCrunch · 1 day
Facebook has quietly removed three far right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread... more
Twitter shares surge as users numbers rise and platform targets trolls  Sky News · 1 day
Twitter shares have jumped sharply after the social media platform reported stronger user growth and progress in its efforts to curb malicious posts. more
'Shady' pro-Brexit adverts 'got one million clicks'  Sky News · 1 day
Controversial pro-Brexit advertisements generated "one million clicks" on Facebook, the Information Commissioner's Office has told a group of MPs. more
Twitter shares surge 17% as users rise  BBC · 1 day
The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage". more
How to find out if Facebook uploaded your contacts without permission - CNET  CNET · 1 day
Facebook said it uploaded 1.5 million email addresses. Now you can see if yours was on the list. more
Twitter profit rises as Trump demands 'fairer' social media  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Twitter says 1Q profit rises, daily user numbers grow as Trump blasts social media site for bias more
Facebook's new top lawyer helped write Patriot Act - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Jennifer Newstead was also a legal adviser to the Trump administration's State Department. more
Twitter users rise as firm targets abuse  BBC · 2 days
The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage". more
Twitter users rise as platform targets trolls  Sky News · 2 days
Twitter shares jumped in pre-market trade after the social media platform reported stronger user growth and progress in its efforts to curb malicious posts. more
Twitter sees more users and rising revenues  BBC · 2 days
The social media platform reports better-than-expected results as it plans to minimise "outrage". more
Facebook Announces Its First Browser API for Chrome, Aimed at Speeding Up Experience  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook has announced its first major API contribution to Googles Chrome browser that is focused on making user experience smoother and faster. more
Twitter Q1 revenue beat estimates, but monthly active users down  9to5Google · 2 days
There was mixed news today for Twitter, the company reporting stronger-than-expected financials, but monthly active users... more
Twitter Q1 revenue beat estimates, but monthly active users down  9to5Mac · 2 days
There was mixed news today for Twitter, the company reporting stronger-than-expected financials, but monthly active users... more
Twitter Reports Surprising Usage Growth, Now Has 330 Million Monthly Active Users  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Twitter posted better-than-expected first-quarter revenue and a surprise rise in monthly active users, a sign that the social media platform may be on a... more
Twitter’s final monthly user count shows a company still struggling to grow  THE VERGE · 2 days
Twitter notched a small win last quarter, adding users for the first time in a year. The addition sees Twitter grow to 330 million... more
Sri Lanka attacks: The ban on social media  BBC · 2 days
Is the ban a sign of things to come for social media firms unable to halt the spread of misinformation? more
Blocking social networks after terrorist attacks can do more harm than good  THE VERGE · 2 days
Imagine for a moment that you run a small country prone to outbreaks of sectarian violence. Terrorist attacks hit a series of churches and... more
Avengers: Endgame First Reactions After World Premiere Are a Win for Marvel  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
With the world premiere on Monday in Los Angeles, the first reactions to Avengers: Endgame are pouring in on social media, and they are... more
Facebook's Flood of Languages Leave It Struggling to Monitor Content  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Facebook offers its 2.3 billion users features such as menus and prompts in 111 different languages, deemed to be officially supported. more
Sri Lanka Social Media Shutdown Raises Fears on Free Expression  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
NetBlocks says Sri Lanka blocked Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Viber, WhatsApp, and YouTube following the Easter bombings. more
Vine reboot Byte begins beta testing  TechCrunch · 2 days
Twitter shut down Dom Hoffman’s app Vine, giving away the short-form video goldmine to China’s TikTok. Now a year and half since Hoffman announced he’d reimagine the app as V2 then scrapped that name, his follow-up... more
Facebook’s new chief lawyer helped write the Patriot Act  THE VERGE · 2 days
Jennifer Newstead, a Trump appointee who served in the Justice Department under President Bush, will soon be taking... more
Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10 'Sets' feature  Windows Central · 2 days
Sets is dead as Microsoft switches Edge to Chromium, undoing all the work it has originally started with Sets. Over the weekend, a Microsoft employee on Twitter made mention that "the shell-provided tab experience"... more
Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Sri Lankan authorities have turned off most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed hundreds of people, a lightning-fast reaction that reflects distrust in the capability of American... more
The CIA is joining Instagram  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Central Intelligence Agency will soon be launching an Instagram account, Director Gina Haspel said last week — and Instagram is helping them set it up.... more
Talk media and TED2019 key takeaways with TechCrunch’s Anthony Ha  TechCrunch · 2 days
Anthony just returned from Vancouver, where he was covering the TED2019 conference — a much-parodied gathering where VCs, executives and other bigwigs gather to exchange ideas. This year,... more
Tesla Autonomy Investor Day is here; here’s how to watch  TechCrunch · 2 days
It’s a big week for Tesla, and it’s kicking off with “Autonomy Investor Day” on April 22. What is Autonomy Investor Day, you ask? The details are vague,... more
JCPenney explains why it dropped Apple Pay  TechCrunch · 2 days
JCPenney quietly ditched Apple Pay this month. The decision was announced in response to a customer complaint on Twitter, but without any context or further explanation at the time. JCPenney had first rolled out... more
Facebook makes its first browser API contribution  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook today announced that it has made its first major API contribution to Google’s Chrome browser. Together with Google, Facebook’s team created an API proposal to contribute code to the browser, which is a... more
Tesla Autonomy day is here. Here’s how to watch  TechCrunch · 2 days
It’s a big week for Tesla and it’s kicking off April 22 with “Autonomy Investor Day.” What is Autonomy Investor Day, you ask? The details are vague, but it’s supposed... more
Microsoft shelves Windows 10 'Sets' feature as Edge moves to Chromium  Windows Central · 2 days
Sets is dead as Microsoft switches Edge to Chromium, undoing all the work it has originally started with Sets. Over the weekend, a Microsoft employee on... more
Sri Lanka blocks social media following attacks  Sky News · 2 days
The Sri Lankan government has blocked social media in the country to "ease tensions" following Easter Sunday's deadly terror attacks. more
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This is the most important MCU sequence to rewatch before seeing Avengers: Endgame
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Leica censored in China for ad that dramatizes the Tiananmen Square protests
THE VERGE
Britain proposes banning kids from liking social media posts
Global News
You cheated not only the game, but you became a meme
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Groundbreaking black hole image gets reborn as Firefox logo, bagel - CNET
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Oppo Reno goes official w/ 10x zoom lens, shark fin pop-up selfie camera, no notch
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Twitter removes Trump’s video featuring music from The Dark Knight for copyright infringement
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Google begins shutting down its failed Google+ social network
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Game of Thrones hid real thrones around the world and 5 have been found - CNET
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Netflix’s Osmosis is like a Black Mirror episode that doesn’t hate technology
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