Europe dials up pressure on tech giants over election security

The European Union has announced a package of measures intended to step up efforts and pressure on tech giants to combat democracy-denting disinformation ahead of the EU parliament elections next May. The European Commission Action Plan, which was presented at a press briefing earlier today, has four areas of focus: 1)…

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People Are Laughing At The Way This Teenager Explained Global Warming To Trump After His Tweet

“In most places, weather can change from minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season. Climate, however, is the average of weather over time and space. An easy way to remember the difference is that climate is what you expect, like a very hot summer, and weather is what you get, like a…

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Woman Reported Suspected MAGA Bomber Weeks Ago For Threatening Her On Twitter – Guess What Happened – Perez Hilton

Authorities arrested a South Florida man on Friday after Political pundit Rochelle Richie pointed out she even got a threat directly from the suspect’s apparent account on her Twitter — two weeks ago! She of course reported the threat to Twitter, which as you may have guessed, did NOTHING AT ALL: Hey @Twitter…

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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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Trumps Shadow Banning Claim Isnt Twitters Worst Problem

There’s a not-so-subtle irony to the president of the United States tweeting that Twitter is suppressing prominent conservative voices in America—and almost instantly receiving tens of thousands of likes, retweets, and replies. But such are the times. On Thursday, in the early morning hours typically reserved for tweets bashing China…

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Girl Goes Viral On Twitter For Delivering All The Real Facts About Vaccines And People Cant Thank Her Enough

Twitter user tsharp did us all a favor recently by presenting the facts about vaccines in a thouroughly modern way. She began a thread that perfectly illustrated the fallacies of the main anti-vaxxer arguments (mercury, autism etc.) using cartoons and GIFs to keep the easily distracted reader engaged. Twitter user…

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Giant ‘Trump Baby’ balloon approved to fly

On Twitter former UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the plan was “the biggest insult to a sitting US President ever”. Image copyright Jason Hawkes Image caption Campaigners claim the figure reflects Mr Trump’s character as an “angry baby” Under the plans the inflatable will be allowed to fly for two…

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This Terrifying Diagram Shows Exactly How The Thai Soccer Team Was Rescued From The Cave

All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued from a Thai cave complex after a two-week ordeal that gripped the world. Because the team was trapped in an underground tunnel, 2 1/2 miles from the mouth of the cave, getting them out was difficult. The boys had to…

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