Facebook’s ‘Trending News’ tab still exists, and it’s a beautifully empty wasteland

Praise be.Image: pixabay Pustulous Twitter politicking got you down? Look no further for a sweet escape from the 2018 news-hellscape, my friends, than Facebook’s Trending News tab. What?! IN the news tab, you say? Isn’t that where click-hungry press organizations and ill-informed uncles thrive, symbiotically sucking each other’s teats of…

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Study ties Facebook engagement to attacks on refugees

A study of circumstances and demographics attendant on attacks against refugees and immigrants in Germany has shown that Facebook use appears to be deeply linked with the frequency of violent acts. Far from being mere trolling or isolated expressions of controversial political opinions, spikes in anti-refugee posts were predictive of…

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Can you trust a lie detector?

Image Copyright @GlNAJADE @GlNAJADE Report Report Image Copyright @notjustachef @notjustachef “Polygraph tests have to be taken seriously,” says Don Cargill, who has carried out lie detector tests on TV shows including Trisha. “There’s a lot to them.” A polygraph is the technical name for a lie detector machine. Image Copyright…

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Tree cat rescuer ‘in hospital’ after bite

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCat rescued from tree after being stranded for three days A tree surgeon who rescued a cat which had been stuck 40ft up a tree in Dorset for three days has been admitted to hospital after the feline bit him. Joseph Lines…

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

A photo of the sign was posted to Facebook by Kyle Mccallie, of Fritch. He wrote the billboard was six miles east of Vega, a city roughly 35 miles west of Amarillo, on the eastbound side of the highway. Mccallie’s post, which was uploaded earlier Tuesday, had more than 8,000…

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Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate

Appearing before the Senate Judiciary committee today as part of the ongoing investigation of Cambridge Analytica and various forms of meddling in the 2016 elections, former employee and whistleblower Christopher Wylie said that the company and its then-VP Steve Bannon were pursuing voter suppression tactics aimed at black Americans. Although…

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Florida City Wakes Up To Government Alert About Zombie Activity During A Blackout

Earlier this year, Hawaii accidentally sent out an alert warning everybody that a missile was inbound. It firmly stated that citizens should seek shelter immediately because “THIS IS NOT A DRILL”. People took it extremely seriously. Panic and, ahem, “other activities” ensued. – It was a mistake, a human error. No…

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Flat-Earthers Just Held A Conference. Their Latest Theory Is Seriously Incredible

Flat-Earthers from around the globe have gathered once again for a conference. Over 200 people attended the conference in Birmingham, UK, hundreds of years after people first circumnavigated the Earth, and thousands of years after we discovered that it was round. As you’d expect from flat-Earth conspiracy theorists, there were…

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Cambridge Analyticas ex-CEO backs out of giving evidence to UK parliament

Alexander Nix, the former CEO of the political consultancy firm at the center of a storm about mishandled Facebook users data, has backed out of re-appearing in front of the UK parliament for a second time. Nix had been scheduled to take questions from the DCMS committee that’s probing online…

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UK parliaments call for Zuckerberg to testify goes next level

The UK parliament has issued an impressive ultimatum to Facebook in a last-ditch attempt to get Mark Zuckerberg to take its questions: Come and give evidence voluntarily or next time you fly to the UK you’ll get a formal summons to appear. “Following reports that he will be giving evidence…

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Zuck has two choices now: comply with UK government or receive a formal summons

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 11: Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg appears for a hearing with the House Energy and Commerce Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)Image: The Washington Post/Getty Images If Mark Zuckerberg…

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