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TikTok is being used by vape sellers marketing to teens image
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TikTok has a vaping problem. Although a 2019 U.S. law made it illegal to sell or market e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21, TikTok videos featuring top brands of disposable e-cigarettes and vapes for sale have been relatively easy to find on...



Facebook’s secret settlement on Cambridge Analytica gags UK data watchdog image
Facebook’s secret settlement on Cambridge Analytica gags UK data watchdog image
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Remember the app audit Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg promised to carry out a little under three years ago at the height of the Cambridge Analytica scandal? Actually the tech giant is very keen that you don’t. The UK’s information commissioner just...



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Twitter is getting into the newsletter business. The social media company is announcing that it has acquired Revue, a Dutch startup that allows users to publish and monetize email newsletters. While Revue hasn’t driven the same wave of “is this the f...



Debunk, don’t ‘prebunk,’ and other psychology lessons for social media moderation image
Debunk, don’t ‘prebunk,’ and other psychology lessons for social media moderation image
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If social networks and other platforms are to get a handle on disinformation, it’s not enough to know what it is — you have to know how people react to it. Researchers at MIT and Cornell have some surprising but subtle findings that may affect how Tw...



Daily Crunch:  Twitter unveils Birdwatch image
Daily Crunch:  Twitter unveils Birdwatch image
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Twitter pilots a new tool to fight disinformation, Apple brings celebrity-guided walks to the Apple Watch and Clubhouses raises funding. This is your Daily Crunch for January 25, 2021. The big story: Twitter unveils Birdwatch Twitter launched a new p...



Virtual social network IMVU raises $35M from China’s NetEase and others image
Virtual social network IMVU raises $35M from China’s NetEase and others image
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The line between social networking and gaming is increasingly blurring, and internet incumbents are taking notice. NetEase, the second-largest gaming company in China behind Tencent, is among a group of investors who just backed IMVU, an avatar-focus...



Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details image
Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details image
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Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the fu...



India asks WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy, expresses ‘grave concerns’ image
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India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy, posing a new headache to Facebook-owned service that identifies the South Asian nation as its biggest market by users. In an email to WhatsApp head Will Cathcart, the nati...