Mark Zuckerberg used election integrity as a reason to not break up the Facebook monopoly

Here's a reason why Facebook should keep control of Instagram and WhatsApp.Image: BOB AL-GREENE/MASHABLE It’s not hard to understand why Mark Zuckerberg loves the empire-consolidating Augustus Caesar. The 3,300 word note Mark Zuckerberg published Thursday about Facebook’s approach to election interference contained some surprisingly frank insight into why Facebook has…

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Does Anyone Hate Donald Trump More Than Donald Trump? An Interview With David Shields

In his new book,  New York Times bestselling author David Shields deconstructs the idiot-savant-autocrat at 1600 Pennsylvania, his fan-fiction base, and the emotional needs/moral failures of the city, country, and world that created him.  is at once a psychological investigation of Trump, a philosophical meditation on the relationship between language and…

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A Story About Processing Sexual Trauma In The Digital Age

Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault Unsplash / Wladislaw-Peljuchno It’s 3 a.m. and I get on Twitter because I can’t sleep. I scroll through hundreds of posts, nearly every single one about Bill Cosby or Brett Kavanaugh and the respective sexual assault cases against them. “Believe women!” some people seem to be…

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Burger King just showed how valuable Instagram stories are for brands

More burgers, more money, more grams.Image: lola & Sarah There are two plausible reactions to a new Instagram campaign from Burger King. The first: Dope, burgers!  The second: Dang, brands are about to clog up my Stories feed. SEE ALSO: Don’t forget: Instagram is creepy, too Spanish Burger King used…

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CGI Influencers Like Lil Miquela Are About to Flood Your Feeds

It doesn’t get more 2018 than this: In mid-April, a Trump-supporting Instagram influencer named Bermuda hacked the account of fellow influencer Lil Miquela, who has over a million followers. Wait, no, there’s more: Bermuda refused to return the account unless Miquela promised to “tell the world the truth”—the truth being…

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