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New Snapchat tabs alleviate redesign complaint, as update offers more stickers

Craving more stickers for your Snaps? Snapchat is expanding the sticker options by integrating a Giphy sticker library directly into the app. Snap Inc. also announced a change that addresses a user complaint on the redesign. The post New Snapchat tabs alleviate redesign complaint, as update offers more stickers appeared …

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Facebook’s tracking of non-users ruled illegal again

Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track Internet users across the web. Facebook uses data it collects in this way to sell targeted advertising. The social media giant failed …

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Should Governments Moderate Social Media — or the Networks?

Maskot/Getty Images Criticism for hate speech, extremism, fake news and other content that violates community standards has the largest social media networks strengthening policies, adding staff, and re-working algorithms. In the Social (Net)Work Series, we explore social media moderation, looking at what works and what doesn’t, while examining possibilities for …

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Fake news is an existential crisis for social media 

The funny thing about fake news is how mind-numbingly boring it can be. Not the fakes themselves — they’re constructed to be catnip clickbait to stoke the fires of rage of their intended targets. Be they gun owners. People of color. Racists. Republican voters. And so on. The really tedious …

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