Facebook will show which Russian election troll accounts you followed

By Josh Constine Facebook is building out a tool to show which Facebook Pages or Instagram accounts associated with Russian Internet Research Agency election troll farm you Liked or followed. Launching by the end of the year as part of the Facebook Help Center, the tool will show a list of all the IRA accounts…

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Facebook’s ad system shown failing to enforce its own anti-discriminatory policy

By Natasha Lomas Results from a new ProPublica investigation suggest the tech giant is failing at even simple self-policing. Read More Source:: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techcrunch/social/~3/S43w8hMrNy8/ Related posts: Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities Facebook teen-in-residence defects to Google and launches “Lies” Twitter to revoke verification for some accounts as part of overhaul Tortuga…

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You can now request to join someone’s Instagram live stream

By Fitz Tepper Instagram just rolled out a neat feature for its live product. Users can now request to join a live stream that they’re watching and if accepted, can start broadcasting live as the host’s guest. To request to join a live video a viewer can tap a request button in the comments section.…

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Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

By Jordan Crook Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and continuing to adapt in the age of digital photography, digital printing and social media. Obviously, the advancement of smartphone camera technology…

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Ello Again…

By Sarah Buhr The social networking platform splashed onto the tech scene promoting itself as an ad-free rival to Facebook. Soon millions of people (including yours truly) signed on just to see what all the fuss was about. The platform quickly ballooned to nearly 3 million community members in a short few months. The problem…

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Tap tap tap

By John Biggs We are now walking through a media desert. While access to content is astronomically high, the content that we read is dead, lifeless, and derivative. Yes, I see the irony in posting my criticism of the state of online media on, well, online media, but I want to explore how we got…

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Selfie tourism is killing these incredibly cute creatures

By Isobel Hamilton Warning: this article contains images of animal abuse which some may find distressing. A small furry creature huddles close to a tree branch on the edge of the forest. Its large, globular eyes are shut (it’s daytime, and so now it sleeps); its strong hands and arms hold firm even as it…

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