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The US presidential election is finished: votes cast, the transition, though delayed, begun.  But on Facebook, the fight against election misinformation continues, thanks to “super spreaders,” accounts that disseminate rumors and fabrications, falsely spreading the idea that the 2020 election was beset by organised, extensive fraud by the Democratic Party.  The US nonprofit Avaaz has identified 25
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JioGames is organising a Clash Royale tournament that will last for 27 days, in collaboration with developer Supercell. Clash Royale is a free-to-play multiplayer strategy game that works in real-time and takes place in the same universe as Clash of Clans, another popular mobile game by Supercell. The winner of this tournament will earn the
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This podcast considers various apps and ideas to stay positive, avoid anxiety caused by social media, defeat doom scrolling, and improve awareness of successes over perceived failings. In this week’s show: Christian Cawley and Megan Ellis are your hosts. You can contact them on Twitter as @thegadgetmonkey and @Megg_Ellis with your suggestions for future topics.
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France’s finance ministry has sent out notices to big tech companies liable for its digital service tax to pay the levy as planned in December, the ministry said on Wednesday. France suspended collection of the tax, which will hit companies like Facebook and Amazon, early this year while negotiations were underway at the Organisation for
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The speed of your mobile internet can vary considerably. Some countries have more advanced telecom networks than others; remote areas will not necessarily have the same quality of coverage as big cities. Even being indoors can have a significant effect. Your smartphone lets you know the strength of your mobile internet coverage by using an alphanumeric
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Facebook made some changes to its News Feed following the 2020 US presidential election. In response to the influx of misinformation on the platform, Facebook prioritized the appearance of major news outlets on users’ News Feeds. Facebook’s Attempt to Avoid Post-Election Chaos A report by The New York Times revealed that Facebook made an “emergency change” to
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Sweden is getting on board India’s Venus orbiter mission ”Shukrayaan” with a scientific instrument to explore the planet. Ambassador of Sweden to India, Klas Molin said Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) is engaged in the venture, its second collaborative project with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “IRF’s satellite instrument Venusian Neutrals Analyzer (VNA)
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YouTube said on Tuesday it had barred the right-wing outlet One America News Network from posting new videos for a week after it broke the site’s rules against content that claims there is a guaranteed cure for COVID-19. A spokeswoman for YouTube, the video-sharing platform owned by Alphabet’s Google, said OAN had also been suspended
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Amid controversy over social media sites like Facebook and Twitter flagging misinformation or banning members for violating platform policies, an alternative social network is gaining in popularity. Parler has topped the charts on app stores, but what is it and how different is it from larger and more recognizable social media platforms? What Is Parler?
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