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That 'Found Cat' Craigslist Ad Featuring a Bobcat is Totally Fake

Have you seen this Craigslist ad that’s going viral on social media? The headline screams “FOUND CAT - NEED OWNERS ASAP!!” but if you take a closer look at the photos, it clearly shows a bobcat. Scary, right?Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Bobcat, Debunker, Fake, Fakes, Craigslist, Hoaxes, Animals, Twitter


I was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 47 - this isn't just an old man's disease

It’s one of those sunny Monday mornings when, truth be told, most of us would like to sneak a day off. But for Matthew Wiltshire, the opposite is true.  “I’d love to be heading into work right now,” says Wiltshire, a 52-year-old IT sales director from Weybridge, Surrey. “I’m a work hard, play hard person. I miss the structure of the week.” We’re sipping coffee in the light-drenched kitchen of the waterside home Wiltshire shares with wife Sophie, a 49-year-old hair stylist and their two sons, Oli...
Tags: UK, Science, Instagram, India, Bbc, Nepal, Portugal, Macmillan, Charles, Wiltshire, Cancer Research UK, Oliver, Sophie, Weybridge Surrey, Isleworth, Jeremy Bowen


Facebook Has So Many Apps, It's Killing One You Didn't Know Existed

Instagram is reportedly killing off its direct message app. And the most surprising thing about this is that—Instagram has a direct message app?Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Privacy, Snapchat, Whatsapp, One App To Rule Them All


Instagram Is Doing an Anti-Vaxxer Hashtag Purge

It takes mere moments to find thousands of Instagram posts from anti-vaxxers, but users spouting straight up bullshit about vaccinations on the photo-sharing platform are going to have a trickier time circulating their misinformation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Anti Vaxxers


Do Facebook’s Fact-Checking Efforts Even Work?

At the end of 2016, Facebook decided to finally do something about its misinformation problem. It tasked a bunch of third-party fact-checkers to flag and weed out fake and misleading content from its News Feed. Now, it’s extending this fact-checking effort to Instagram.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Fact Checking, Misinformation


Trump Is Very, Very Mad About Facebook's Latest Purge of Conspiracy Theorists and Far-Right Trolls

This week, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram banned a number of far-right figures, including white supremacists and conspiracy theorists, in a somewhat clumsily executed effort to rid itself entirely of figures like failed congressional candidate and anti-Semite Paul Nehlen, Infowars founder Alex Jones and…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Ugh, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Alex Jones, Infowars, Paul Joseph Watson, Tech Policy, Cda 230, Far Right Trolls, Paul Nehlen Infowars


Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

All of these individuals and accounts that represent them are also banned from photo-sharing app Instagram. “We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a Facebook representative said Thursday in a statement. Facebook is often chided for failing to stop the spread of harmful speech and misinformation on its platform, and Thursday’s bans show that the company is taking a firmer hand in enforcing its own service terms.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram


Later, Losers

Facebook announced today that it is banning a number of far-right political figures on its platforms, including InfoWars founder Alex Jones, former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous, and InfoWars contributor Paul Joseph Watson, among a host of others.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Lol, Alex Jones, Breitbart, Louis Farrakhan, Infowars, Milo Yiannopolous, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer


Chimpstagram: video of ape browsing app goes viral – but what is going on?

The internet has been captivated by Sugriva and her use of Instagram, but some animal experts haven’t been so impressed Chimpanzees are known to use at least 22 types of tools in the wild but in captivity a less rudimentary device now appears to be within ape capabilities – Instagram. Last week, a video showing a chimpanzee casually swiping through Instagram on a smartphone was posted on the photo-sharing application by Kody Antle, son of Mahamayavi Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, who is founder of M...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Africa, Guinea, Ivory Coast, South Carolina, Emory University, Wright, Stony Brook University, Jane Goodall, Holston, Frans de Waal, De Waal, Patricia Wright, Antle, Mike Holston


Facebook's Irish Privacy Probe Nears Conclusion This Summer

Dixon’s office is investigating companies including Facebook Inc. and its Instagram unit, Twitter Inc., and Apple Inc. for violations of the European Union’s data privacy law, according to Dixon’s prepared testimony at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on privacy. The office is investigating 17 tech companies among a total of 51 large-scale privacy investigations the office has launched since May 2018, she added.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, European Union, Apple Inc, Twitter Inc, Dixon, Facebook Inc, Senate Commerce Committee


I Like Scary Movies Is a Horror Fan's Instagram Dream

The website for the event titled I Like Scary Movies describes it as “an interactive art installation.” But what does that mean exactly? Since it’s filled with displays paying tribute to films like The Shining, Beetlejuice, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Lost Boys, and It: Chapter One, I simply had to find out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, It, Installations, The Shining, Beetlejuice, Installation Art, The Lost Boys, A Nightmare On Elm Street, I Like Scary Movies


Why Social Media Going Dark in Sri Lanka Isn't as Simple as You Think

Few countries on Earth have a relationship with Facebook that’s quite as complicated as Sri Lanka’s.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Earth, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Sri Lanka, Misinformation


Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, WhatsApp After Easter Bombings Leave Hundreds Dead

After at least 207 people were killed and over four hundred more were reported wounded after a series of bombs went off at Easter services in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government has moved to block access to Facebook, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, Censorship, Social Media, Whatsapp, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, Easter bombings, Fake News, Facebook TechCrunch, Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook


The Worst Thing About Instagram Might Be Going Away

The only good social network is evidently toying with the idea of purging the worst thing about social media—and I, for one, couldn’t be more on board.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Likes


A Troll's Alleged Attempt to Purge Porn Performers from Instagram

In November of last year, porn performer Ginger Banks’s Instagram account was shut down. Overnight, her 134,000 followers were gone. A few days later, someone going by the name Omid on Twitter claimed responsibility. First, he said that he’d hacked her account. Then, he changed his story and said he’d reported her…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Porn, Social Media, Sex Work, Omid, Ginger Banks


We Were All Free of Facebook's Iron Grip on the Internet for a Few Hours

Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp experienced widespread outages on Sunday for the second time in the past month (and the third time this year), with issues reported starting at around 6:30 a.m. ET and extending until around 9:00 a.m. ET.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, Whatsapp, Outage, Whoops


Facebook May Finally Stop Forcing You to Use Its Messenger App

Remember when a few years ago, Facebook forced us all to download the standalone Messenger app to chat with friends? It appears it’s now backtracking on that and looking to roll chats back into the main Facebook app.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Chat


Facebook Shares Rise to 7-Month High, Ignoring ‘Regulation Overhang’

Instagram’s so-called checkout service could generate as much as $10 billion in revenue by 2021, analyst Lloyd Walmsley wrote in a research note. Facebook shares have traded in a range above $160 a share over the past two months amid investor concerns about the effect that regulation would have on its digital-advertisement sales, which exceeded $55 billion in 2018.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Lloyd Walmsley, Facebook Shares Rise


How Washington Can Rein In Facebook With Zuckerberg on Offense

Facebook is under fire for a cascade of missteps, including repeated data lapses and letting Russians exploit its platform to sway U.S. elections. It drew public anger after revelations that it allowed Cambridge Analytica, a British political consultancy that worked with Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, to obtain data on millions of Facebook users without consent. More recently, the company’s plan to integrate its Instagram and WhatsApp chat services into its own Messenger platform raised concern...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Washington, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Cambridge Analytica


Leaked Facebook Emails Detail Discussions Over Instagram Labeling Alex Jones as a 'Hate Figure'

An email chain between Facebook and Instagram executives discussing an anti-Semitic post on Alex Jones’ Instagram account and obtained by Business Insider and Britain’s Channel 4 News illustrates the kind of extreme lengths that the company goes to in order to avoid passing judgment on what’s right in front of their…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Britain, Leaks, Hate Speech, Business Insider, Alex Jones


Facebook and Instagram Finally Ban White Nationalism and White Separatism

Facebook and Instagram will finally ban white nationalism and white separatism on their networks in a move that will be implemented next week. The decision, first reported by Motherboard but announced by Facebook on its website, comes after the social media giant spent years splitting hairs about the difference…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Terrorism, White Supremacy, Richard Spencer, White Nationalism, Life After Hate


Instagram yoga guru says she suffered a stroke after tearing an artery in her neck

A yoga enthusiast with a massive Instagram following opened up about about her harrowing medical scare after pushing herself too far doing advanced yoga poses. In 2017, Rebecca Leigh shared a photo of herself in the hospital to her more than 26,000 Instagram followers, revealing that she had a stroke after tearing an artery in her neck while practicing headstands and handstands. "I never in a billion years thought I would have a stroke at my age, let alone from doing yoga," she wrote.
Tags: Science, Instagram, Rebecca Leigh


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Underwater dining, robot dogs, '80s film posters reimagined by Ghanian artists and so much more Glorious Photo Series Protests Russian Anti-LGBT Laws Defiant, powerful and gloriously triumphant, Roman Gunt and Nick Gavrilov’s new photo series captures young couples kissing in front of various state institutions, landmarks and more—in support of Chechnya’s queer youth and in protest of Russia’s anti-LBGTQ+ laws. Debuting exclusively at Dazed, the …
Tags: Apps, Europe, Space, Music, Science, Design, Instagram, Dogs, Restaurants, Russia, Films, Tech, Nasa, Architecture, Nypl, Robots


Instagram Purges Its Platform of Some Popular Anti-Vaccine Hashtags, But Others Are Still Thriving

Following an investigative report by the Atlantic on the prevalence of misinformation on Instagram, the company appears to be scrubbing its platform of some popular anti-vaxxer content.Read more...
Tags: Instagram, Conspiracy Theories, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Social Media, Facebook


Admitted Meme Thief FuckJerry Sued for Allegedly Stealing a Meme

There’s a lot of reasons why you might have heard about FuckJerry. In addition to being a popular Instagram account, it’s also come under fire for playing a big hand in promoting the ill-fated Fyre Festival via owner Elliot Tebele’s social media agency Jerry Media. It’s also notorious for building its success by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Memes, Elliot Tebele, Fyre Festival, FuckJerry


RIP Your Wallet: Instagram Adds In-App Shopping

If you’ve ever browsed through your Instagram feed and thought “Oh that shirt is cute but haha, thank god that’s way too much effort for me to actually leave this app and buy it”—bad news, friends. Instagram announced that starting today, it’s introducing an in-app checkout feature.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Shopping, E Commerce, What Will Stop The Influencers Now


Instagram Will Now Let You Buy Things Directly Through the App

Starting Tuesday, the photo-sharing app is testing a shopping feature, called Checkout, with a handful of retailers including Nike Inc. and designer fashion platform Revolve. “Over time, as we are creating value for people, this could be a significant part of our business,” said Vishal Shah, Instagram’s head of product. On Checkout, people will be able to buy directly within Instagram, rather than being directed to a retailer’s website.
Tags: Science, Instagram, Nike Inc, Vishal Shah Instagram


49 Dead and Dozens Wounded in New Zealand Terror Attacks That Were Livestreamed on Facebook

At least 49 people are dead and dozens more have been seriously wounded during multiple terror attacks today in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacker used several long guns to target Muslims in the country and had what police described as explosive devices. One series of attacks was livestreamed on Facebook for 17…Read more...
Tags: Scribd, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Guns, Australia, Youtube, Terrorism, New Zealand, Reddit, Mosque, Donald Trump, Terrorists, Gun Violence, Christchurch


Facebook's C-Suite Continues to Melt Down Amid Zuckerberg's Plan to Bundle Products

Chris Cox, one of the first handful of engineers hired to Facebook, a close personal friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s and, until very recently, Chief Product Officer of the entire suite of the company’s products, is departing the company.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Zuckerberg, Chris Cox, Chris Daniels, Exits


As Massive Outage Plagues Facebook, Telegram Welcomes Millions of New Users

Slowly but surely, it appears that Facebook is getting its “family of apps” back online. The consequences of the longest outage in the company’s history, however, remain to be seen. On Thursday, one of Facebook’s underrecognized competitors, Telegram, said that it added three million new users in the last 24 hours.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Whatsapp, Telegram, Cursed, Massive Outage Plagues Facebook Telegram



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